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Location Spain, Baleares
Central coordinates 1o 40.00' East  39o 2.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 90 ha
Altitude 0 - 114m
Year of IBA assessment 2007


Site description A steep limestone islet close to Ibiza's north-east coast, dominated by maquis and coastal vegetation.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding seabirds and Falco eleonorae.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus breeding  1991  76-200 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2, C1, C2  Critically Endangered 
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae breeding  1994  52 breeding pairs  good  A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  26%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

Protection status National None International High90 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Isla de Tagomago, 90 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tagomago island. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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