Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 42,000 ha

Protection status:


Site description
This site includes the Gistaín valley and the northern and southern massifs of the central Pyrenees. There are spectacular cliffs in the southern section and also conifer forests. The main human activities are forestry and livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for alpine and forest birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gistaín-Cotiella. Downloaded from on 17/04/2021.