Sierra de Aracena

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 80,593 ha


Site description
A mountainous area north-east of Huelva. Dehesas dominate the area. Riverine vegetation occurs along the main streams. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding and dispersing juvenile raptors and Ciconia nigra. It is also an important passage and wintering site for passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (non-breeding) and Falco naumanni (2-4 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sierra de Aracena. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.