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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 5o 9.00' West  41o 9.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1i, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Area 189,600 ha
Altitude 690 - 933m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of plains to the south-west of Valladolid, used for non-irrigated cereal cultivation and sheep-grazing. There are also small Pinus and Quercus copses and a few lakes.

Key Biodiversity This is a very important area for species of steppic habitats and as a feeding area for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding) and Aquila adalberti (non-breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1995  100 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus winter  1993  1,500 individuals  medium  A4ii, B1iii, C2  Near Threatened 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1994  200 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1992  2,300-2,500 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax winter  1992  1,000 individuals  medium  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1992  1,500 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1995  500-700 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus resident  1992  100 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata resident  1992  50 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis resident  1992  200 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 very high not assessed negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Ruderal land  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%
hunting 70%
forestry 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tierra de Campiñas steppes. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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