Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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7o 39.00' West 37o 42.00' North
A1, B2, C1, C6
170 - 310m
Year of IBA assessment
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Site description This recently designated Natural Park includes a stretch of the lower Guadiana valley and the surrounding areas, close to the south-east border of Portugal. The valley is steep, with cliffs and sclerophyllous scrub. In the remaining areas there are mainly steppic habitats, non-intensive cereal fields and scrub.
Key Biodiversity An important area for breeding raptors, especially cliff-nesting species, but with good numbers of some birds of steppic habitats and of wetlands as well. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Circaetus gallicus (1-5 pairs).