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 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1999 frequent C6
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus LC resident 2001 6-8 breeding pairs B2, C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 2001 7-10 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2001 8-10 breeding pairs B2, C6
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 2001 36-40 breeding pairs B1iii, B2, C2, C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 2001 8-10 breeding pairs 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
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Cabeção Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 48,609 is identical to site 48,606


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cabeção. Downloaded from on 03/08/2021.