Sabôr and Maçãs

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 50,674 ha

Protection status:

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high not assessed low
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Site description
Steep valleys with high cliffs in the watershed of the Sabôr river (the best well-preserved tributary of the Douro, at the moment) in north-east Portugal. There is sclerophyllous scrub and farmland on the intervening plateaus.

Key biodiversity
The site holds important numbers of cliff-nesting bird species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sabôr and Maçãs. Downloaded from on 20/10/2020.