Valdehornillos-Santa Amalia

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2011 4,050-15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT non-breeding 2011 min 500 individuals A1, C1
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC winter 2011 min 1,000 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2007 min 150 breeding pairs C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 2008 6,729-25,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC non-breeding 2011 min 250 individuals B1i, B2, C2, C6
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 2004 min 95 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC winter 2005 min 50 individuals A1, C1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Río Guadiana Alto - Zujar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,081 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Llanos de Zorita y Embalse de Sierra Brava Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,696 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Arrozales de Palazuelo y Guadalperales Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,324 protected area overlaps with site 4,812


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Valdehornillos-Santa Amalia. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.