|Location||Spain, Islas Canarias|
|Central coordinates||16o 46.00' West 28o 23.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Altitude||0 - 77m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The site is important for breeding seabirds, and as a roosting site for wintering herons.
Site description A small volcanic islet situated very close to the northern coast of Tenerife, with no infrastructure. It supports salt-tolerant vegetation, and an endemic Euphorbia species that is typical of semi-desertic habitats. Minor land-uses include hunting.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii||breeding||1990||40-50 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Madeiran Storm-petrel Oceanodroma castro||breeding||1995||common [units unknown]||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Roque de Garachico||Natural Monument||5||protected area overlaps with site||5|
|Roque de Garachico - ES7020066||Birds Directive||3||protected area contained by site||3|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Rock stacks and islets||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Threats include disturbance caused by fishermen, boating and other recreational activities. A football ground on the main island is illuminated at night, causing Bulweria bulwerii and Calonectris diomedea to fall to the ground dazzled by the lights (`Other' threat).
Protection status National High International None5 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Roque de Garachico, 5 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Garachico rocky islet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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