|Central coordinates||7o 30.00' West 38o 21.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6|
|Altitude||187 - 247m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Site description Open agricultural area integrated in a zone with soft slopes and located in the south of Reguengos de Monsaraz. It is used for cultivation of cereals and also for viticulture and oliveculture.Western area contains a part of Herdade do Esporão and wetlands where is included lagoon with water-fringe vegetation and in broken stone.Eastern area is dominated by old olive-groves, arable lands and fallow lands. There are some woodland of evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex and Quercus suber).Fallow land is used for grazing sheep and cattle.
Key Biodiversity River Caridade in arrival at Esporão dam is an important wetland for birds, especially for breeding nucleus of Netta rufina,himantopus himantopus,Gelochelidon nilotica and Anas strepera. Eastern area has zones with high value for breeding and food for species of steppic habitats, Glareola pratincola and Pterocles orientalis.In the North there are old olives-groves also important for breeding wide species.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax||resident||2000||abundant||-||A1, C1||Near Threatened|
|Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola||breeding||2000||40-150 breeding pairs||good||A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6||Least Concern|
|Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis||resident||2000||40-60 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|2005||low||not assessed||not assessed|
|Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data|
|Transportation and service corridors||utility & service lines||happening now||small area/few individuals (<10%)||very rapid to severe deterioration||low|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National:NoneInternational: None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reguengos de Monsaraz. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/10/2015
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