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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

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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.

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 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1995  20 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1995  1,500 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cuencas de los r Habitats Directive 82,919 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Encinares del r Birds Directive 83,156 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIO TIETAR - ES4320031 Habitats Directive 6,227 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIO Y PINARES DEL TIETAR - ES0000427 Birds Directive 9,888 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIERRA DE GREDOS - ES4110002 Birds Directive 86,398 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIERRA DE SAN VICENTE Y VALLES DEL TIETAR Y ALBERCHE - ES4250001 Habitats Directive 117,539 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLE DE IRUELAS - ES0000116 Birds Directive 8,619 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLE DEL TIÉTAR - ES0000184 Birds Directive 64,377 protected area contained by site 64,377  
VALLE DEL TIÉTAR - ES4110115 Habitats Directive 63,355 protected area contained by site 63,355  
VALLE DEL TIETAR Y EMBALSES DE ROSARITO Y NAVALCAN - ES0000089 Birds Directive 68,564 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tietar valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

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