Special Protection Area for Birds
Alameda del Valle belongs to the Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA) Alto Lozoya (7,869 ha.) And was declared in 1989 to protect species of birds of special interest, specifically the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus), cataloged in the Community of Madrid as a species in extinction, and the Iberian imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti).
They also highlight "other species such as the golden eagle, peregrine falcon, honey buzzard, goshawk, hawk, booted hawk, buzzard, black and white kite, hobby, or the kestrel" which are a sample of the rich biodiversity of the area.
Despite being so close to the capital, the Black Vulture colony present in the valley is experiencing an important recovery, representing the majority of the vulture population in the region and a significant percentage (4%) of the population total of the country. To this, this figure of protection, the protection of the mountains and the fact of being in the area of influence of the Park contribute.
Alameda del Valle birds video-guide to initiate in the knowledge of the birds that fly over our natural enviromental, all images are recorded in Alameda.
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