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Location Spain, Andalucía,Murcia
Central coordinates 1o 0.00' West  37o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 13,470 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description This site includes six small, rocky, sparsely vegetated islets, close to the coast of Murcia and Almería.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding seabirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Calonectris diomedea breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus breeding  1996  29 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii resident  1996  450 breeding pairs  good  A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Littoral islets of Murcia and Almería. Downloaded from on 05/10/2015

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