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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 5o 25.00' West  41o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 40,300 ha
Altitude 670 - 818m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of plains to the west of Villafáfila, mainly covered by non-irrigated cereal crops with small areas of scrub and grassland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1994  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  50-60 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus resident  1994  3-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  200-250 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LAGUNAS DE VILLAFÁFILA - ES0000004 Birds Directive 32,549 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
TIERRA DEL PAN - ES0000209 Birds Directive 14,585 protected area contained by site 14,585  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  5%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Ruderal land  85%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
hunting 50%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Belver de los Montes-Gallegos del Pan. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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