Torrecilla and Gigante mountain ranges

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 46,943 ha


Site description (baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Torrecilla and Gigante mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.