Fausilla mountains

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Dartford Warbler Curruca undata NT winter 1988 min 961 individuals A1, C1
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC breeding 1999 2-4 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sierra de la Fausilla Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 869 protected area overlaps with site 684
Sierra de la Fausilla Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 899 protected area overlaps with site 627


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fausilla mountains. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.