Izki mountains

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 18,579 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed medium
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Site description
Mountains with streams, bogs and a large Quercus pyrenaica woodland. Cattle are grazed in the woodland which contains many small patches of grassland. The main human activities are game hunting and forestry.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for woodland species. The site holds probably the best population of Dendrocopos medius in Spain.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Izki mountains. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.