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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 0o 35.00' East  42o 25.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 43,000 ha
Altitude 800 - 2,492m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A mountainous area with cliffs and gorges, extensive Pinus forests, scrub and grasslands.

Key Biodiversity An important site for forest species and for resident Gypaetus barbatus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1995  15 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix resident  1995  20 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  1996  4 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1995  10 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1995  10 breeding pairs  poor  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax resident  1995  200 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CONGOSTO DE VENTAMILLO - ES2410009 Habitats Directive 247 protected area overlaps with site 90  
COTIELLA - SIERRA FERRERA - ES0000280 Birds Directive 25,474 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
EL TURBÓN - ES2410059 Habitats Directive 2,822 protected area contained by site 2,822  
EL TURBÓN Y SIERRA DE SÍS - ES0000281 Birds Directive 24,322 protected area contained by site 24,322  
GARGANTA DE OBARRA - ES2410008 Habitats Directive 736 protected area contained by site 736  
La Faiada de Malpàs i Cambatiri - ES5130024 Birds Directive 1,281 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RÍO ISÁBENA - ES2410049 Habitats Directive 1,993 protected area overlaps with site 436  
SIERRA DE CHÍA - CONGOSTO DE SEIRA - ES2410056 Habitats Directive 8,666 protected area overlaps with site 1,976  
Vall Alta de Serradell-Serra de Sant Gervàs - ES5130012 Birds Directive 12,924 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  26%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Turbón-Espés-Sis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/12/2014

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