Ilhéu da Praia

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Band-rumped Storm-petrel Hydrobates castro LC breeding 1997 400-500 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis LC breeding 1997 50 breeding pairs B1ii, B2, C2
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii LC breeding 1997 1-10 breeding pairs B2, C6
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 2000 31 breeding pairs C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2000 951 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ilhéu da Praia - Ilha Graciosa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10 protected area overlaps with site 6
Ilhéu da Praia Reserva Natural 219 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Introduced vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilhéu da Praia. Downloaded from on 15/01/2021.