ES049
Alcarama mountain and Alhama river


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 10,500 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife

Site description
A mountainous area in the Northern Iberian mountain range, including the Alhama river valley. The site comprises limestone cliffs, deforested slopes with open scrub, dry grassland and occasional patches of Quercus woodland. There are also small areas of cereal cultivation, olive-groves and orchards. The area is used for cattle-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for cliff-nesting raptors, with the largest Gyps fulvus colony in La Rioja.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcarama mountain and Alhama river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/08/2019.