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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 6o 40.00' West  40o 30.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C2, C6
Area 47,000 ha
Altitude 650 - 915m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of plains to the south-west of Salamanca with dehesas, arable crops and grasslands. The site is crossed by the River Azaba with alluvial forest. The main human activities are arable cultivation and livestock-farming.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding raptors and Ciconia nigra. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (5 resident pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996  8-12 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Circaetus gallicus breeding  1996  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Campo de Argañán. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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