|Location||Spain, Islas Canarias|
|Central coordinates||17o 58.00' West 27o 46.00' North|
|Altitude||800 - 1,100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description An area of mainly grassland, with some scrub and agricultural land, situated in the north-east of El Hierro. Human activities include stock-farming.
Key Biodiversity The site is also important for Burhinus oedicnemus, endemic subspecies of several steppic passerines, and as a feeding area for raptors. It is one of the most important wintering and passage stop-over sites on the island.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Island Canary Serinus canaria||resident||1996||abundant||-||B3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|El Hierro - ES0000103||Birds Directive||12,406||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Frontera - ES7020099||Habitats Directive||8,807||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Garoé - ES0000102||Birds Directive||1,124||protected area overlaps with site||197|
|Gorreta y Salmor - ES0000104||Birds Directive||595||protected area overlaps with site||42|
|Risco de Las Playas - ES7020004||Habitats Directive||967||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Tibataje - ES7020003||Habitats Directive||593||protected area overlaps with site||42|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||26%|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Ruderal land||26%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nizdafe plains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2015
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