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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 14o 5.00' West  28o 35.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 250 ha
Altitude 0 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Sea cliffs along the western coast of Fuerteventura.

Key Biodiversity The site also holds breeding Apus unicolor and Corvus corax.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Calonectris diomedea breeding  1987  frequent  B2  Not Recognised 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus resident  1995  2 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Betancuria Rural Park 16,544 protected area overlaps with site 30  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 26%
tourism/recreation 26%

Protection status National Partial International Partial30 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Betancuria, 16,544 ha). 30 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Betancuria, 15,538 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Coast of Esquinzo-Puertito de Los Molinos. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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