Year of compilation: 2002

Site description
This site has a wide diversity of good repair habitats and so there is a high specific riches of avifauna.Woodland of evergreen oak (Q.ilex, Q.suber) and some dam with water-fringe vegetation.

Key biodiversity
In the dam is possible to see very waterbirds that occur in Portugal, including: Podiceps cristatus, Ixobrychus minutus, Ardea purpurea and Ciconia nigra. Also there are a wide diversity of raptors.In the steppic habitats Tetrax tetrax occurs in reproductive season and Otis tarda in post-reproductive season (about 10 individuals). It is also an important area for the threatened Falco naumanni, due to registered observations of this species in reproductive season.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is not a management plan for this site natura 2000, but there is a proposal with a life project that is important for priorities habitats and species,

Protected areas
National:SIC CabrelaInternational:SIC Cabrela

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cabrela. Downloaded from on 23/09/2019.