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State of the world's birds case studies

Introduction: The importance of birds to biodiversity
State: What we know about the changing state of birds
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications

Heath, M. F., Evans, M. I., Hoccom, D. G., Payne, A. J. and Peet, N. B. (eds) (2000) Important Bird Areas in Europe: priority sites for conservation, Volume 2 Southern Europe. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.


  • Ramírez, I., Geraldes, P., Meirinho, A., Amorim, P. and Paiva, V. (2008) Áreas Importantes para as Aves Marinhas em Portugal [Marine Important Bird Areas in Portugal]. Lisboa: Sociedade Portuguesa Para o Estudo das Avas. [In Portuguese and English]
  • Costa, L. T., Nunes, M., Geraldes, P. and Costa, H. (2003) Zonas Importantas para as Aves em Portugal [Important Bird Areas in Portugal]. Lisboa: Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estdo das Aves. [In Portuguese]

Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2016) Country profile: Portugal. Available from: Checked: 2016-10-24

Portugal at a glance





BirdLife Partner

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves


Total number of birds 308
Globally threatened birds 12
Country endemics 5

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 106
Total IBA area 2,905,586 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 2