An extensive semi-desertic rocky plain holding salt-tolerant and drought-resistant scrub, with sandy areas, hills, gullies and small patches of arable land. Human activities include cattle-grazing and military manoeuvres.
One of the most important areas in Fuerteventura for Chlamydotis undulata and other steppic birds. Areas of arable land provide habitat for migrating and wintering passerines.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/04/2021.