Hoya de Baza

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2010 min 139 individuals A1, C1
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 1996 150 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1996 40 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti VU resident 2007 present C6
Alaudala rufescens NR resident 2009 present B2
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC resident 2009 present C6
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 1996 200 breeding pairs B2, C2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hoya de Baza. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.