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La Serena


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2007 max 180 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata LC resident 2007 max 500 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT winter 2006 min 2,000 individuals A1, C1, C2, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2005 min 1,700 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2008 450-500 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 2004 min 150 individuals B1i, C2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2009 max 6 breeding pairs B1i, C2
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC resident 2003 min 6,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Burhinus oedicnemus NR resident 2009 400-500 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 2009 min 225 breeding pairs B1i, C2, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2007 min 136 breeding pairs B3, C2, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 2005 min 50 individuals A1, C1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2006 max 130 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC resident 2003 min 11,000 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,707 protected area is adjacent to site 0
La Serena y Sierras Periféricas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 24,135 protected area overlaps with site 92,015
La Serena Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 148,159 protected area overlaps with site 86,058
Embalse del Zujar Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 330 protected area contained by site 1,203
Embalse de Orellana y Sierra de Pela Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,410 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Embalse de la Serena Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3 protected area overlaps with site 7,866

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: La Serena. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2019.