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Location Spain, Castilla-La Mancha
Central coordinates 4o 33.00' West  38o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 102,000 ha
Altitude 638 - 996m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An undulating area with scrub surrounded by intensive cereal cultivation, olive-groves and vineyards.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1995  269-300 breeding pairs  good  A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  100 breeding pairs  good  A1, C1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1996  300 breeding pairs  good  A1, C1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CAMPO DE CALATRAVA - ES0000157 Birds Directive 8,978 protected area contained by site 8,978  
LAGUNAS VOLCÁNICAS DEL CAMPO DE CALATRAVA - ES4220005 Habitats Directive 1,862 protected area overlaps with site 455  
RÍOS DE LA CUENCA MEDIA DEL GUADIANA Y LADERAS VERTIENTES - ES4220003 Habitats Directive 23,484 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   40%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  60%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
hunting -

Protection status National None International Low6,545 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Campo de Calatrava, 6,545 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Campo de Calatrava. Downloaded from on 01/10/2014

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