River Martín canyons and Arcos mountain range

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 38,800 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Limestone cliffs along the River Martín in the northern foothills of the Sistema Ibérico. The vegetation is composed of Mediterranean scrub, maquis, xerophytic grasslands and a few Pinus woodlands.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for cliff-nesting raptors.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Martín canyons and Arcos mountain range. Downloaded from on 21/10/2020.