Plasencia and San Bernabé mountain range

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A small mountain range with Quercus woodland and dehesas at lower altitudes. The site includes the city of Plasencia and the Plasencia reservoir.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for Falco naumanni and passage Ciconia nigra. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from the restoration of old buildings used as nesting sites by Falco naumanni (`Other' threats, above), and increasing urban development.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plasencia and San Bernabé mountain range. Downloaded from on 06/03/2021.