Tierra de Campiñas steppes

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of plains to the south-west of Valladolid, used for non-irrigated cereal cultivation and sheep-grazing. There are also small Pinus and Quercus copses and a few lakes.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important area for species of steppic habitats and as a feeding area for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding) and Aquila adalberti (non-breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Powerlines are a threat to Otis tarda, as is hunting. Other threats are from irrigation, agricultural intensification and afforestation. A zonal plan exists for the area.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tierra de Campiñas steppes. Downloaded from on 21/08/2019.