Tabernas desert

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 25,000 ha


Site description
An arid depression between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra Alhamilla, with seasonal rivers and cliffs. There is sparse scrub and steppic vegetation and much bare ground. The main human activities are tourism, hunting and film making.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tabernas desert. Downloaded from on 28/10/2021.