Puerto Peña reservoir-Valdecaballeros

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 32,000 ha

Protection status:


Site description
A reservoir on the River Guadiana surrounded by Quercus woodland, sclerophyllous scrub and Pinus plantations. In the mountainous part of the site there are dehesas and areas of pasture. The main human activities are livestock-farming, hunting and forestry.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puerto Peña reservoir-Valdecaballeros. Downloaded from on 26/11/2020.