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Location Spain, Andalucía,Castilla-La Mancha
Central coordinates 4o 30.00' West  38o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 226,300 ha
Altitude 400 - 1,323m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description The site consists of a wide valley dominated by pastures, some dehesas and a mountainous area with cliffs, scrub and maquis. Human activities include agriculture, livestock-grazing, lead mining and game hunting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996  8 breeding pairs  poor  B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996  80 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  min 100 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus resident  1992  5 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus resident  1996  20 breeding pairs  good  A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti resident  1996  6 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C6  Vulnerable 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  10-13 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata resident  1996  10-13 breeding pairs  good  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
EMBALSE DE LA SERENA - ES0000397 Birds Directive 15,889 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIO GUADALMEZ - ES6130004 Habitats Directive 10,587 protected area overlaps with site 9,172  
RIO GUADAMATILLA Y ARROYO DEL TAMUJAR - ES6130010 Habitats Directive 136 protected area overlaps with site 72  
RIO ZUJAR - ES6130012 Habitats Directive 108 protected area overlaps with site 11  
RIOS QUEJIGAL, VALDEAZOGUES Y ALCUDIA - ES4220007 Habitats Directive 1,215 protected area overlaps with site 584  
SIERRA DE CARDEÑA Y MONTORO - ES6130001 Birds Directive 38,437 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIERRA DE MORALEJA Y PIEDRA SANTA - ES0000371 Birds Directive 2,911 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIERRA DE SANTA EUFEMIA - ES6130003 Habitats Directive 10,652 protected area contained by site 10,652  
SIERRA DEL RELUMBRAR Y ESTRIBACIONES DE ALCARAZ - ES4210016 Habitats Directive 30,678 protected area overlaps with site 70,986  
SIERRA MORENA - ES0000090 Birds Directive 134,308 protected area overlaps with site 71,165  
SIERRA MORENA - ES4220014 Habitats Directive 134,308 protected area contained by site 134,308  
SIERRAS DE ALMADÉN-CHILLÓN-GUADALMEZ - ES0000155 Birds Directive 7,508 protected area contained by site 7,508  
SIERRAS DE ALMADÉN-CHILLÓN-GUADALMEZ - ES4220015 Habitats Directive 6,612 protected area contained by site 6,612  
SIERRAS DE ANDÚJAR - ES6160006 Birds Directive 74,916 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland Heathland; Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  26%
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  26%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
forestry -
hunting 26%
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International Partial68,528 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Umbría del Valle de Alcudia, 97,528 ha). 5,122 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sierras de Almadén-Chillôn-Guadalmez, 5,122 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcudia valley and mountain range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014

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