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
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2008 500-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2009 400-500 individuals A1, C1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2009 10-50 individuals A1, C1
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti VU non-breeding 2010 min 15 individuals A1, C1
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2009 4-6 breeding pairs C2
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 2005 min 150 individuals A1, C1

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 62 protected area overlaps with site 13,850
Sierra Grande de Hornachos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,039 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Río Palomillas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 463 protected area overlaps with site 109
Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Rivera del Fresno Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 66 protected area overlaps with site 11


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alange. Downloaded from on 03/04/2020.