Mourão, Moura e Barrancos

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 80,564 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
The area is a mixture of non-intensive cereal cultivation, semi-permanent pasture, and evergreen woodland of oak Quercus ilex and Q. suber. Rivers are bordered locally by vegetation and cliffs. The area is grazed by sheep and cattle, and there are small olive-groves and vineyards. Housing density is very low.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for many species of steppic habitats, especially raptors, as well as the most important wintering locality for Grus grus in Portugal.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mourão, Moura e Barrancos. Downloaded from on 20/10/2020.