Bardenas Reales

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 58,407 ha


Site description (baseline)
An area of steppe along the River Ebro. The site has a mixture of non-irrigated cereal cultivation, dry grassland, scrub and small Pinus woods.

Key biodiversity
Breeding birds include four of the 20 species in Europe that are restricted to the Mediterranean biome (when breeding). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Otis tarda (non-breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bardenas Reales. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.