Campo Maior

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 9,575 ha

Protection status:

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
Open plains used for cultivation of cereals (mostly wheat) in rotation with melon, sunflower and tomato. Pastoral woodland and fallow areas are grazed by sheep and cattle. Low level of human activity.

Key biodiversity
An important area for steppic species, specially for the conservation of Otis tarda in Portugal, as well as one of the most important wintering sites for Grus grus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Campo Maior. Downloaded from on 26/09/2020.