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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 4o 31.00' West  42o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 58,500 ha
Altitude 750 - 859m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description Large plains dominated by non-irrigated cereal cultivation with some dry grasslands. Riverine forest occurs along the banks of the River Carrión.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  80 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  300-400 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus resident  1996  50 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO - ES0000201 Birds Directive 22,698 protected area contained by site 22,698  
LAGUNAS DEL CANAL DE CASTILLA - ES0000205 Birds Directive 71 protected area overlaps with site 19  
RIBERAS DEL RÍO CARRIÓN Y AFLUENTES - ES4140077 Habitats Directive 678 protected area overlaps with site 94  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Shrubland Scrub  -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carrión-Frómista. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

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