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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

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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.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CAMPOS DE ALBA - ES0000359 Birds Directive 15,443 protected area overlaps with site 6,734  
HUMEDALES DE LOS ARENALES - ES4180147 Habitats Directive 3,328 protected area overlaps with site 1,993  
LA NAVA-RUEDA - ES0000362 Birds Directive 7,167 protected area overlaps with site 6,475  
LLANURAS DEL GUAREÑA - ES0000208 Birds Directive 41,767 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIBERAS DEL RÍO DUERO Y AFLUENTES - ES4170083 Habitats Directive 5,594 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
TIERRA DE CAMPIÑAS - ES0000204 Birds Directive 139,445 protected area overlaps with site 129,611  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tierra de Campiñas steppes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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