Pela mountain range-Orellana reservoir-Zorita

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2011)
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Area: 145,227 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2011 low not assessed low
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Site description (baseline)
An isolated mountain range with sclerophyllous scrub and plains with extensive dehesas, pastures, olive-groves, and arable cultivation. The site includes a reservoir.

Key biodiversity
An important site for resident raptors and particularly for wintering Grus grus, which has 16 roost sites within the IBA. The site is also important for steppic species and waterbirds around the reservoir.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pela mountain range-Orellana reservoir-Zorita. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.