Portas de Ródão e Vale Mourão

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2001 4-5 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2001 3-6 breeding pairs C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2001 1 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2001 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 2001 53-55 breeding pairs B2, C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2001 1 breeding pairs C6
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 2001 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC resident 2001 15-30 breeding pairs B2
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 2001 uncommon 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.

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

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
S. Mamede Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 115,676 protected area overlaps with site 435
Portas de Rodão Monumento Natural 965 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Portas de Ródão e Vale Mourão. Downloaded from on 17/01/2021.