Sabôr e Maçãs

Important bird area (IBA), Special Protection Area (SPA) - International
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This area includes a section of Sabor river and the tributaries Maçãs and Angueira. In the area there are the following habitats: deep valleys with steep or rocky slopes, watercourses, forests, scrubs and farms planted with olive and extensive cereal crops in which grazing is practiced.

Ornithological importance

This area is important because provides the appropriate conditions to rupiculous species nesting, highlighting the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), the Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus), the Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo), the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), the Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucura), and the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). Other birds also observed in this area are the Short-toed Snake-eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Thekla Lark (Galerida theklae), Blue Rock-thrush (Monticola solitarius) and Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana). In farms with cereal crops we can find steppe birds with highlight on Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla).

Geographic information

41.516667°, -6.650000°
215m - 840m

Conservation status

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