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Location Spain, Castilla-La Mancha
Central coordinates 2o 50.00' West  38o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 153,500 ha
Altitude 880 - 1,042m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An undulating plain with arable cultivation and patches of scrub and grassland.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for steppic birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  23-230 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1994  3,000 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata resident  1994  1,000 breeding pairs  good  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis resident  1994  100 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Shrubland Scrub  -
Grassland   -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Campo de Montiel. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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