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Location Malta, Malta
Central coordinates 14o 31.00' East  35o 48.00' North
IBA criteria C2, C6
Area 21 ha
Altitude 0 - 53m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

BirdLife Malta

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Calonectris diomedea breeding  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  C2, C6  Not Recognised 
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan breeding  100-150 breeding pairs  C2, C6  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Rdumijiet ta' Malta: Ir-Ramla tac-Cirkewwa sa Il-Ponta ta' Benghisa - MT0000024 Habitats Directive 2,316 protected area contains site 21  
Rdumijiet ta' Malta: Wied Moqbol sal-Ponta ta' Benghisa - MT0000033 Birds Directive 55 protected area contains site 21  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: West of Wied ix-Xaqqa to Wied Maqbyl Cliffs. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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