Alvão and Marão mountains

Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Natura 2000, Important bird area (IBA)
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This area covers the mountains of Alvão and Marão and is partially bordered by the valleys of the river Tâmega and Corgo. In the area there are the following habitats: narrow and deep valleys, steep rocky slopes, streams, scrubs, heaths, farms and forests. The forests consist of oaks, pines, birches, ashes, willows, hollies, poplars and cork oaks.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 146 species, highlighting the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Short-toed Snake-eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo), Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush (Monticola saxatilis), Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), and Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus).

Conservation status

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