Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B1ii, B2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 12,982 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description
This area is domined for evergreen woodlands of oak (quercus) and holds a wide diversity of biotopes. The relief is soft and increases from west to east. The greatest elevated point is located in Serra da Laranjeira. It is important River Divor that cross all the area.The site includes "Herdade da Mata and Herdade das Lages".There is an intense influence of forestry activities.

Key biodiversity
Important for a number of breeding diurnal raptors (milvus migrans, buteo buteo, circus pygargus and hieraaetus pennatus) breeding nocturnal raptors (tyto alba, strix aluco and otus scops) and breeding herons (capped heron, white heron) and platalea leucorodia. Also there are an interesting variety of passerines associated to River Divor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Arraiolos. Downloaded from on 17/05/2022.