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Location Spain, Castilla-La Mancha
Central coordinates 2o 45.00' West  40o 30.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C2
Area 38,500 ha
Altitude 800 - 1,189m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description The site includes two reservoirs with numerous limestone cliffs, maquis, Pinus woodland and sclerophyllous scrub. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata resident  1995  5 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1997  1,000 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
SIERRA DE ALTOMIRA - ES0000163 Birds Directive 29,831 protected area overlaps with site 17,187  
SIERRA DE ALTOMIRA - ES4240018 Habitats Directive 29,493 protected area overlaps with site 17,366  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  25%
Shrubland Scrub  20%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  10%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
water management -

Protection status National None International Partial23,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sierra de Altomira, 29,018 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Entrepeñas and Buendía reservoirs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2014

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