Montesinho and Nogueira mountains

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 1997 1 breeding pairs C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1997 10 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1997 11-50 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1994 11-13 breeding pairs B2, C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1997 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC breeding 1997 1-5 breeding pairs B2, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1994 40-60 breeding pairs B3, C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1994 5-8 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC resident 1997 1-5 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1997 1-5 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1997 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1997 1-5 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1997 common C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1997 common 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 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? Yes 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
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rios Sabor e Maçãs Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 50,723 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rios Sabor e Maçãs Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 33,301 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Montesinho / Nogueira Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 108,005 is identical to site 108,011
Montesinho / Nogueira Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 107,713 protected area overlaps with site 0
Montesinho Parque Natural 74,229 protected area contained by site 74,618


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montesinho and Nogueira mountains. Downloaded from on 29/09/2021.