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Costa da Morte


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC passage 2004 min 20,256 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Loon Gavia immer LC winter 2010 18-39 individuals C6
Common Loon Gavia immer LC passage 1995 min 50 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC breeding 2004 min 20 breeding pairs C6
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea NT passage 2004 min 42,807 individuals A1, C1
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis LC resident 2010 present A4ii, B1ii, C2
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis LC passage 1999-2004 67,970 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C2
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus LC passage 2004 min 100,456 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C3
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus CR passage 1999-2004 13,849 individuals A1, A4ii, B1ii, C1, C2
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus CR winter 2005-2007 240-4,918 individuals A1, A4ii, B1ii, C1, C2
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus LC passage 2004 min 398,916 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C3
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC resident 2007 130 breeding pairs B3
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC resident 2010 present C6
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini LC passage 2006 min 6,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC winter 2010 present C2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1999-2004 468 individuals C2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1999-2004 1,258 individuals B1i, C2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 1999-2004 min 34,327 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1999-2004 74,471 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus LC passage 2004 min 3,582 individuals B1ii, C3
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus LC passage 2004 min 3,591 individuals B1ii, C3
Great Skua Catharacta skua LC passage 2004 min 2,526 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C3
Common Murre Uria aalge LC resident 2010 1-3 breeding pairs C2, C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2004 32-41 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Río Anllóns Zona de Especial Protección de los Valores Naturales 162 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Anllóns Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 162 protected area overlaps with site 2
Espacio marino de la Costa da Morte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 316,283 protected area contained by site 0
Espacio marino de la Costa da Morte Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 316,200 protected area contained by site 0
Costa da Morte Norte Zona de Especial Protección de los Valores Naturales 7,962 protected area contained by site 0
Costa da Morte (Norte) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,962 protected area contained by site 4,134
Costa da Morte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,809 protected area overlaps with site 2,864
Costa da Morte Zona de Especial Protección de los Valores Naturales 11,809 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cabo Vilan Sitio Natural de Interés Nacional 6 protected area contained by site 0
Cabo Vilan Nature Area of National Interest 7 protected area contained by site 7

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Costa da Morte. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/10/2022.