Las Contiendas mountain range

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1i, B1iii, C1, C2 (2011)
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Area: 42,715 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
A mountainous area, north-west of Huelva, with deep gullies and river canyons. Vegetation includes dehesas, Pinus and Eucalyptus plantations, scrub and riverine vegetation around the Rivers Chanza and Múrtigas.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and dispersing raptors and Ciconia nigra. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (resident) and Aquila adalberti (4 non-breeding individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Las Contiendas mountain range. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.