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Serra de Monchique


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2001 rare C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2001 20-25 individuals B2, C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2001 10-12 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC resident 2001 common C6
Thekla's Lark Galerida theklae LC resident 2001 common C6
Dartford Warbler Curruca undata NT resident 2001 common C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Parque Natural 89,572 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Monchique Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 76,541 protected area contained by site 76,008
Monchique Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 76,541 protected area contained by site 0
Costa Sudoeste Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 118,263 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Arade / Odelouca Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,139 protected area overlaps with site 387

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Serra de Monchique. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/02/2023.