Cedillo reservoir

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, B1i, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 63,685 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
A reservoir on the River Tajo with steep banks and occasional cliffs. The surrounding vegetation comprises Mediterranean scrub, Quercus woodland, dehesas, and some olive-groves. The main human activities are livestock-farming and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for cliff-nesting species, particularly raptors and storks, and steppic species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cedillo reservoir. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.