PT003
Montesinho and Nogueira mountains


Country/territory: Portugal

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

Protection status:

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description
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 (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montesinho and Nogueira mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/11/2019.