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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

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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.

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)  
Alt Pallars - ES5130003 Birds Directive 77,113 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Noguera Pallaresa--Collegats Natural Reserve 55 protected area contained by site 55  
Serra d'Aubenç i Roc de Cogul - ES5130008 Birds Directive 6,779 protected area overlaps with site 3,131  
Serra de Boumort National Game Reserve 13,097 protected area contained by site 13,097  
Serra de Boumort-Collegats - ES5130010 Birds Directive 18,638 protected area contained by site 18,638  
Serra de Prada-Castellàs - ES5130026 Birds Directive 3,736 protected area overlaps with site 1,737  
Serres del Montsec, Sant Mamet i Mitjana - ES5130015 Birds Directive 32,420 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boumort mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014

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