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North and east coasts of Minorca and island of Aire This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea LC resident 2007 666-2,272 breeding pairs B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus CR breeding 2007 205 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C6
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC resident 2006-2009 148-193 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C2, C6
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 2008 404 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC resident 2008 min 4 breeding pairs C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN resident 2008 min 12 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC resident 2010 min 5 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC non-breeding 2010 present C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC resident 2010 present C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 2008 11-22 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Calonectris diomedea 6000 1000 breeding pairs 17 very unfavourable
Puffinus mauretanicus Balearic Shearwater 280 175 breeding pairs 63 unfavourable
Gulosus aristotelis European Shag 250 200 breeding pairs 80 near favourable
Larus audouinii Audouin's Gull 100 250 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
S'Albufera des Grau Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,547 protected area overlaps with site 0
S'Albufera des Grau Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,547 protected area overlaps with site 1,977
S Albufera des Grau Parque Natural 5,067 protected area overlaps with site 1,947
S Albufera des Grau Reserva Natural 116 protected area overlaps with site 0
Punta Redona - Arenal d'en Castell Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,005 protected area overlaps with site 92
Menorca UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 72,931 protected area contains site 17,900
La Vall Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,119 protected area overlaps with site 1,527
La Vall Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,283 protected area overlaps with site 1,610
La Mola i s'Albufera de Fornells Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,516 protected area overlaps with site 0
La Mola i s'Albufera de Fornells Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,516 protected area overlaps with site 1,516
Illa de l'Aire Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 31 protected area overlaps with site 0
Illa de l'Aire Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 31 protected area overlaps with site 48
Espacio marino del sureste de Menorca Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 23,558 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Espacio marino del norte y oeste de Menorca Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 161,341 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dels Alocs a Fornells Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,682 protected area overlaps with site 2,266
Dels Alocs a Fornells Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,682 protected area overlaps with site 0
De s'Albufera a la Mola Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,025 protected area overlaps with site 0
De s'Albufera a la Mola Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,025 protected area overlaps with site 2,119
D'Addaia a s'Albufera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,809 protected area overlaps with site 2,608
D'Addaia a s'Albufera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,809 protected area overlaps with site 0
Costa Nord de Ciutadella Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 683 protected area overlaps with site 0
Costa Nord de Ciutadella Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 683 protected area overlaps with site 809
Canal de Menorca Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 335,354 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Caleta de Binillautí Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 161 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cala en Brut Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 40 protected area overlaps with site 6
Cala d'Algairens Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 142 protected area overlaps with site 0
Barbatx Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,358 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Àrea marina Punta Prima - Illa de l'Aire Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,353 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Àrea marina del Nord de Menorca Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,112 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Lagoons, Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North and east coasts of Minorca and island of Aire. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.