Fausilla mountains

IBA Justification

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 at site 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: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA 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 Area factsheet: Fausilla mountains. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.