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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 5o 0.00' West  39o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2
Area 66,000 ha
Altitude 350 - 940m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Situated to the north of the Sierra de Siruela, the site is predominantly covered by dehesas, with grasslands and some cereal cultivation. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for wintering Grus grus and breeding raptors.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1996  100 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1995  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CORREDORES DE SIRUELA - ES4310060 Habitats Directive 1,331 protected area contained by site 1,331  
EMBALSE DE LA SERENA - ES0000397 Birds Directive 15,889 protected area overlaps with site 7,099  
EMBALSE DE ORELLANA Y SIERRA DE PELA - ES0000068 Birds Directive 42,610 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
LA SERENA - ES4310010 Habitats Directive 144,512 protected area overlaps with site 28,190  
LA SERENA Y SIERRAS PERIFÉRICAS - ES0000367 Birds Directive 153,702 protected area overlaps with site 28,185  
SIERRA DE ESCORIAL - ES4310036 Habitats Directive 667 protected area overlaps with site 283  
SIERRA DE LOS CANALIZOS - ES0000088 Birds Directive 25,779 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIERRA DE LOS CANALIZOS - ES4220013 Habitats Directive 24,564 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIERRA DE SIRUELA - ES4310042 Birds Directive 6,611 protected area contained by site 6,611  
SIERRAS DE PEÑALSORDO Y CAPILLA - ES0000335 Birds Directive 4,545 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland   -
Grassland   26%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Siruela-Agudo. Downloaded from on 25/04/2015

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