Serra de Penha Garcia e Campina de Toulões

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 15,733 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)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description
Area located in Beira Baixa, in the council of Idanha -Nova, with a wide diversity of habitats that hold tipically steppic areas, open woodland of evergreen oak (Q. suber, Q. ilex) and mediterranean shrubland. This diversity of habitats causes curiouses specifications like Erithacus rubecula that only nests in north slopes.

Key biodiversity
The area supports a wide diversity of species of steppic and rupicolous habitat. 125 species have been registered in this place and 90 of them are breeding.This site is important for threatened raptors like Neophron percnopterus, Gyps fulvus, Aquila chrysaetus, Hieraaetus fasciatus and falco peregrinus. Here it is possible to found 18 raptor species of 24 that are in Portugal.The steppic habitats are important for Ciconia nigra, Otis tarda, Tetrax tetrax, Pterocles orientalis and Burhinus oedicnemus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Serra de Penha Garcia e Campina de Toulões. Downloaded from on 28/10/2020.