East Gata mountain range

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1i, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 86,600 ha


Site description
A mountain range in northern Extremadura. The vegetation consists of Pinus pinaster plantations, scrub and grassland. There are also some olive-groves and orchards. The main human activities are livestock-farming and forestry.

Key biodiversity
An important site for resident raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (resident).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: East Gata mountain range. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.