Montesinho and Nogueira mountains

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 108,094 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description (baseline)
A series of mountain ranges (Coroa, Montesinho and Nogueira), located in the north-east corner of Portugal, with a continental-type climate. There is a vast forest of deciduous oak Quercus pyrenaica, together with heathland and other shrublands.

Key biodiversity
The area holds a very diversified bird fauna, with over 126 breeding species.These mountains support important numbers of breeding raptors

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Montesinho and Nogueira mountains. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.