Rosarito and Navalcán reservoirs-La Iglesuela (Tietar valley)

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site includes a river and two reservoirs surrounded by large expanses of dehesa and scrub. There is some arable cultivation and sheep-grazed grassland.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for resident raptors and wintering waterbirds, particularly Grus grus.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is threatened by a massive dam project. Disturbance affects Grus grus around the Rosarito reservoir. The use of poisoned baits is a threat to Aquila adalberti.

Protected areas
National None International Partial36,620 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Valle del Tiétar-Embalses de Rosarito y Navalcán, 53,167 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rosarito and Navalcán reservoirs-La Iglesuela (Tietar valley). Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.