Puerto de Mejoral-Almorchón-Cabeza del Buey

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 82,500 ha

Protection status:


Site description
An area of mountains and a river valley. The mountain slopes are dominated by sclerophyllous scrub. The river valley has large dehesas, and some grassland, arable cultivation and olive-groves. The main human activities are livestock-grazing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important wintering area for Grus grus and breeding site for raptors.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puerto de Mejoral-Almorchón-Cabeza del Buey. Downloaded from on 14/08/2020.