Portas de Ródão e Vale Mourão

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 4,215 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
Mountains with quartziferous scarps of great dimensions located between the towns of Castelo Branco and Portalegre. Mountains are crossed by River Tejo and River Ocreza with high steep valleys. Pine-woods non native and some mediterranean shrubland. It is also important the existence of a great amount of Junniperus.

Key biodiversity
This site holds the greatest colony of Gyps fulvus in Portugal and other cliff-nesting species like ciconia nigra and Hieraatus fasciatus.Also it is possible to found Oenanthe leucura.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Portas de Ródão e Vale Mourão. Downloaded from on 22/10/2020.