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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


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

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding Hieraaetus fasciatus and for Grus grus on passage.

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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Entrepeñas and Buendía reservoirs. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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