Monforte plains

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,593 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description
Open country with cultivation and grassland, alternating with open woodland of evergreen oak Quercus ilex and olive-groves. Fallow fields are grazed by sheep.

Key biodiversity
Important to conservation of species with a unfavourable statute of conservation, specially for breeding birds of steppic habitats. Also it is important presence of Burhinus oedicnemus, Coracias garrulus, and others.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Monforte plains. Downloaded from on 17/05/2022.