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Location Portugal, Alentejo
Central coordinates 8o 21.00' West  38o 28.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, C1, C6
Area 63,766 ha
Altitude 25 - 282m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description This site has a wide diversity of good repair habitats and so there is a high specific riches of avifauna.Woodland of evergreen oak (Q.ilex, Q.suber) and some dam with water-fringe vegetation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata breeding  2001  1-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus breeding  2001  8-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2002  100 individuals  unknown  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  2000  rare  C6  Least Concern 
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis breeding  2001  common  A3  Least Concern 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  2001  uncommon  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  2001  uncommon  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cabrela - PTCON0033 Habitats Directive 56,555 protected area contained by site 56,555  
Monfurado - PTCON0031 Habitats Directive 23,946 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -

Protection status National:SIC CabrelaInternational:SIC Cabrela

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cabrela. Downloaded from on 20/10/2014

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