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Location Italy, Sardegna
Central coordinates 8o 47.00' East  40o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 11,058 ha
Altitude 425 - 845m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description An area of grassland, with patches of cork oak Quercus suber woodland, located north of the village of Macomer. The area is rich in small, temporary pools, and there are also rocky areas and rivers. The main land-use is agriculture.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara resident  1995  100 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus resident  1996  2-6 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1995  80-100 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus resident  1996  20-30 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra resident  1996  100 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Altopiano di Campeda - ITB021101 Habitats Directive 4,634 protected area overlaps with site 4,243  
Piana di Semestene, Bonorva, Macomer e Bortigali - ITB023050 Birds Directive 19,604 protected area contains site 11,058  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe  10%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  20%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  40%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry -
hunting 70%
not utilised 20%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Altopiano di Campeda. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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