|Location||Spain, Islas Canarias|
|Central coordinates||15o 41.00' West 28o 3.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A2, B2, C6|
|Altitude||400 - 1,400m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information This is one of the priority areas to be improved for Fringilla teydea under the conservation programme (with LIFE funding).
Site description Heterogeneous Pinus canariensis forest situated in the north-west of Gran Canaria. The most humid areas exhibit great floristic richness. Human activities include hunting and the collection of pine-needles for use in cultivation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Plain Swift Apus unicolor||resident||1996||frequent [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major||resident||1996||common [units unknown]||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii||resident||1996||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea||resident||1996||1-3 breeding pairs||medium||A2, B2, C6||Near Threatened|
|Island Canary Serinus canaria||resident||1996||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|El Nublo II - ES7010039||Habitats Directive||13,956||protected area overlaps with site||724|
|Roque Nublo||Rural Park||26,307||protected area overlaps with site||810|
|Tamadaba||Nature Park||8,010||protected area overlaps with site||2,600|
|Tamadaba - ES0000111||Birds Directive||7,449||protected area overlaps with site||2,644|
|Tamadaba - ES0000346||Birds Directive||8,558||protected area overlaps with site||3,186|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Native coniferous woodland||26%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Forestry plantations||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Forest fires and massive and uncontrolled human presence threaten the IBA. The local government has run a conservation programme for Fringilla teydea polatzeki since 1991.
Protection status National High International High810 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Roque Nublo, 26,307 ha). 2,600 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Tamadaba, 7,538 ha). 3,200 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Tamadaba, 8,010 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tamadaba pine woodland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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