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Location Spain
Central coordinates 5o 40.21' West  35o 57.75' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, C1, C2, C3
Area 257,285 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2011

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Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Calonectris diomedea passage  2007  489,607-673,032 individuals  A4ii, B1ii, C2  Not Recognised 
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus passage  2007  12,864-27,631 individuals  A1, A4ii, B1ii, C1, C2  Critically Endangered 
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus passage  2007  13,599-24,073 individuals  A4ii, B1ii, C3  Least Concern 
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii passage  2007  42,000-48,000 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Near Threatened 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis passage  2006  min 4,000 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Great Skua Catharacta skua passage  2007  2,798-5,310 individuals  A4ii, B1ii, C3  Least Concern 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estrecho de Gibraltar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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