Altos de Barahona high moor

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A deforested limestone plain in southern Soria, with small cliffs along rivers and streams. The site is dominated by non-irrigated cereal crops with some low scrub and dry grassland.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species, including the most important population of Chersophilus duponti in Spain.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from changes in management of agricultural land, afforestation and hunting.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Altos de Barahona high moor. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.