Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 6,800 ha


Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo. Downloaded from on 07/12/2021.