IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iv, B1i, B1iii, B1iv, B2, C1, C2, C5, C6 (2011)
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Area: 39,000 ha
|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2007||high||not assessed||not assessed|
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A mountainous area along the border with France. The site has extensive Fagus and Abies forests, including the largest Fagus forest in Spain. The main human activities are forestry, livestock-farming and hunting.
The site is very important for forest species. In particular it holds 90% of the Iberian population of Dendrocopos leucotos as well as breeding Dryocopus martius. The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 cranes and more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass in autumn, including Pernis apivorus (mean 5,235 per season), Milvus milvus (mean 2,072 per season) and Grus grus (maximum 20,100).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Roncesvalles-Irati-Abodi mountain range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2019.