De la Plata mountain range

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A4iv, B1iv, C5 (2011)
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Area: 5,031 ha


Site description
An area of hills with Mediterranean scrub, patches of Quercus woodland and Eucalyptus plantations. The site includes a military base and a residential area.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for passage migrants. The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 storks and raptors regularly pass.

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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: De la Plata mountain range. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022.