River Mesa canyons

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 10,601 ha


Site description
A steep-sided valley with many limestone cliffs. The vegetation consists primarily of maquis and sheep-grazed grassland.

Key biodiversity
An important site for cliff-nesting raptors, particularly Gyps fulvus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Mesa canyons. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.