ES174
Torrecilla and Gigante mountain ranges


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2011)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 42,000 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife

Site description
Mountains, in the west of the Murcia region, with Pinus, Quercus and Juniperus woodland, steppic habitats and non-irrigated crops. Agriculture, forestry, mining and hunting are the most important human activities.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for cliff-nesting birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (breeding).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Torrecilla and Gigante mountain ranges. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2020.