PT013
Upper River Tejo


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata LC resident 2002 3-6 breeding pairs C6
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis LC breeding 2002 10-100 breeding pairs A3
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2002 18-19 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2001 6-10 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus LC resident 2002 1-5 breeding pairs C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2002 20-22 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2001 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1999 110-112 breeding pairs B2, C6
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 2002 1 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2002 6-7 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2002 5-7 breeding pairs B2, C6
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 2001 11-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT breeding 2001 1 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 2001 6-10 breeding pairs C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC resident 2002 common C6
Calandrella brachydactyla NR resident 2002 frequent C6
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata LC breeding 2002 rare A3
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC resident 2002 80-200 breeding pairs B2
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 2001 uncommon A3, B2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tejo Internacional, Erges e Pônsul Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 50,773 protected area overlaps with site 24,205
Tejo Internacional Natural Park 23,441 protected area overlaps with site 16,627

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper River Tejo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2019.