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Location Spain, Cataluña
Central coordinates 1o 10.00' East  42o 20.00' North
IBA criteria B1iii, B2, C2, C6
Area 54,000 ha
Altitude 550 - 2,076m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A rugged area of limestone rock and a narrow gorge. The vegetation consists of Pinus forest, scrub and alpine grasslands. The main human activities are game hunting, forestry, apiculture (`Other' land-use, below) and some livestock-farming.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for cliff-nesting raptors and forest birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1996  45 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  1996  3 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  1996  100 breeding pairs  medium  B1iii, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1996  9 breeding pairs  good  C6  Endangered 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  9 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1996  15-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax resident  1996  400 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Noguera Pallaresa--Collegats Natural Reserve 55 protected area contained by site 55  
Serra de Boumort National Game Reserve 13,097 protected area contained by site 13,097  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  65%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 55%
hunting 40%
other 10%

Protection status National Partial International None13,097 ha of National Game Reserve (Serra de Boumort, 13,097 ha). 55 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Noguera Pallaresa-Collegats, 55 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Boumort mountains. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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