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Location Portugal, Azores
Central coordinates 28o 46.00' West  38o 35.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C2, C6
Area 995 ha
Altitude 110 - 940m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description The site is a set of several hills with native laurisilva forest and macaronesean woodland, as well as some peatland.

Key Biodiversity One of the most important sites for the Azorean Wood Pigeon and the Canary in all the archipelago. Also interesting for several endemic subspecies of passerines, e.g. the Chaffinch, the Goldcrest and the Blackcap.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbus resident  2000  common  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  2000  common  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cabeço do Fogo Partial Nature Reserve 0 unknown 0  
Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial - PTFAI0004 Habitats Directive 2,023 protected area overlaps with site 582  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Shrubland   -
Introduced vegetation   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National Partial Natural Forest Reserve Cabeço do FogoInternational Special Protection Area Caldeira e Capelinhos; SCI Caldeira e Capelinhos.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cabeço do Fogo. Downloaded from on 27/02/2015

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