Cabras, Aljibe and Montecoche mountain range

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, A4iv, B1iii, B1iv, B2, C1, C2, C5, C6 (2011)
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Area: 143,577 ha


Site description (baseline)
A range of hills to the east of Alcalá de los Gazules. The site includes some large Quercus woodlands and areas of scrub. The main human activities are livestock-farming, hunting and cork harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors and passage migrants. It is also a major migratory bottleneck, where 20,000 storks and raptors regularly pass. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (non-breeding).

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cabras, Aljibe and Montecoche mountain range. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.