Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2011)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 32,000 ha

Protection status:


Site description
A mountainous area in the Cordillera Cantábrica with extensive deciduous woods dominated by Fagus sylvatica. The area is used for game hunting, coal mining and cattle-grazing.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding species associated with upland forests and open alpine habitats.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Degaña-Hermo. Downloaded from on 13/04/2021.