Sierra Morena de Sevilla

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 181,751 ha


Site description
A rugged mountainous area to the north of Sevilla, with steep-sided valleys. Vegetation comprises Mediterranean scrub, grassland, Quercus woodland and dehesas. The main human activities are livestock-farming and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for raptors and passerines characteristic of Mediterranean habitats. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (20 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sierra Morena de Sevilla. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.