Reguengos de Monsaraz

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 8,141 ha

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
Open agricultural area integrated in a zone with soft slopes and located in the south of Reguengos de Monsaraz. It is used for cultivation of cereals and also for viticulture and oliveculture.Western area contains a part of Herdade do Esporão and wetlands where is included lagoon with water-fringe vegetation and in broken stone.Eastern area is dominated by old olive-groves, arable lands and fallow lands. There are some woodland of evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex and Quercus suber).Fallow land is used for grazing sheep and cattle.

Key biodiversity
River Caridade in arrival at Esporão dam is an important wetland for birds, especially for breeding nucleus of Netta rufina,himantopus himantopus,Gelochelidon nilotica and Anas strepera. Eastern area has zones with high value for breeding and food for species of steppic habitats, Glareola pratincola and Pterocles orientalis.In the North there are old olives-groves also important for breeding wide species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reguengos de Monsaraz. Downloaded from on 28/10/2021.