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Location Portugal, Azores
Central coordinates 27o 5.00' West  38o 39.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Area 90 ha
Altitude 0 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves



Site description A IBA compreende a zona da Baía das Contendas e a baía a norte desta, incluíndo o Ilhéu da Mina, e estende-se pela falésia para ambos os lados das duas baías. De entre os habitats presentes são de salientar as falésias com vegetação das costas macaronésicas e a vegetação vivaz das costas macaronésicas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii breeding  2000  188 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2000  560 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

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

Protection status National noneInternational Special Protection Area Ponta das Contendas

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Contendas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014

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