Cadí mountains

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B1iv, B2, C2, C5, C6 (2011)
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Area: 69,600 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed low
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Site description
A mountain range with large limestone and extensive Pinus- and Abies- dominated forests. The main human activities are game hunting, forestry, livestock-farming and recreation.

Key biodiversity
This is a nationally important area for alpine species. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where 3,000 or more raptors regularly pass, notably Pernis apivorus (3,500-5,000 per season).

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 (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cadí mountains. Downloaded from on 14/04/2021.