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Sabôr and Maçãs
6o 39.00' West 41o 31.00' North
B2, B3, C6
215 - 840m
Year of IBA assessment
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Site description Steep valleys with high cliffs in the watershed of the Sabôr river (the best well-preserved tributary of the Douro, at the moment) in north-east Portugal. There is sclerophyllous scrub and farmland on the intervening plateaus.
Key Biodiversity The site holds important numbers of cliff-nesting bird species.
Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation
Artificial - terrestrial
Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves
Extent (% of site)
Protection statusNational:Special Protection Area Rivers Sabor and maçãs (50674 ha overlaps with IBA);Proposal SIC Rivers Sabor and Maçãs(33476 ha, included 31175 ha of IBA).International:Special Protection Area Rives Sabor and Maçãs; Candidature SIC Rivers Sabor e Maçãs.
References S.N.P.R.C.N. (1992), Araújo, Neves & Rufino (1994), Monteiro (1995),Pombal (1996), Monteiro (1999,2000), Rosa et al.(2000a).
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