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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 16o 12.00' West  28o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1
Area 450 ha
Altitude 350 - 900m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Well-conserved laurel Laurus forest and inland cliffs in the north-east of Tenerife, with a well-developed tree canopy.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dark-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba bollii resident  1995  abundant  A1, B2, C1  Least Concern 
White-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba junoniae resident  1995  rare  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  1995  abundant  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Anaga Rural Park 14,419 protected area contains site 450  
Anaga - ES0000109 Birds Directive 14,266 protected area contains site 450  
Anaga - ES7020095 Habitats Directive 10,341 protected area overlaps with site 359  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland Heathland; Scrub  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National High International High450 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Anaga, 14,119 ha). 450 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Anaga, 14,119 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Las Vueltas, Aguas Negras and Quebradas mountains. Downloaded from on 21/08/2014

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