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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 4o 51.00' West  40o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 86,000 ha
Altitude 355 - 2,008m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A large valley, crossed by River Tiétar, with dehesas, Pinus woodland and grassland. The northern part of the IBA is mountainous with Quercus woodland, Pinus plantations, scrub and alpine grassland. The main human activities are forestry, cattle-grazing, hunting and tourism.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding raptors and Ciconia nigra. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1995  10 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1995  12-22 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1995  100 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti resident  1995  3 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C6  Vulnerable 
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus resident  1995  10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Circaetus gallicus breeding  1995  20 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1995  1,500 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  50%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 45%
agriculture 30%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tietar valley. Downloaded from on 30/11/2015

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