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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 4o 0.00' West  41o 15.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 25,500 ha
Altitude 790 - 1,068m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Plains in the province of Segovia with large Pinus pinaster woods and areas of humid grassland used for cattle farming.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding forest raptors and Ciconia ciconia.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996  120 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1996  75-120 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus resident  1996  40-50 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LAGUNAS DE CANTALEJO - ES4160048 Birds Directive 12,302 protected area overlaps with site 13,524  
LAGUNAS DE CANTALEJO - ES4160106 Habitats Directive 10,740 protected area overlaps with site 11,712  
RIBERAS DEL RÍO CEGA - ES4180070 Habitats Directive 456 protected area overlaps with site 59  
SIERRA DE GUADARRAMA - ES0000010 Birds Directive 69,090 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIERRA DE GUADARRAMA - ES4160109 Habitats Directive 69,660 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland Scrub  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Cega-Tierra de Pinares-Cantalejo. Downloaded from on 07/05/2015

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