Areta, Archuba and Zariquieta mountain ranges

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 24,779 ha


Site description
Two mountainous areas to the east of Pamplona, with limestone cliffs, Pinus woodland, grassland and scrub. The main human activities are livestock-farming, hunting and forestry.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for cliff-nesting raptors and forest birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Areta, Archuba and Zariquieta mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022.