A large valley, crossed by River Tiétar, with dehesas, Pinus woodland and grassland. The northern part of the IBA is mountainous with Quercus woodland, Pinus plantations, scrub and alpine grassland. The main human activities are forestry, cattle-grazing, hunting and tourism.
This is an important site for breeding raptors and Ciconia nigra. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tietar valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2019.