IBA criteria met: A1, A3, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 136,543 ha
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Site description (baseline)
A rugged limestone karst landscape, with expanses of rocks, cliffs, two deep gorges and two small mountain lakes. Grasslands predominate, but in the lower areas there are extensive deciduous woods. Human activities include tourism, livestock-farming and game hunting.
Breeding birds include four of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted to the Eurasian high-montane biome (when breeding).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Picos de Europa mountain range. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1658 on 29/05/2023.