Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo

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
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara LC resident 1995 10 breeding pairs B2
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2006 213-649 breeding pairs C2, C6
African Houbara Chlamydotis undulata VU resident 2006 40-63 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 2006 37-257 breeding pairs B1i, C2, C6
Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor LC resident 2006 min 218 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens LC resident 2006 2,411-4,045 breeding pairs B2
Fuerteventura Stonechat Saxicola dacotiae NT resident 2006 100-175 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii LC resident 2006 1,430-2,217 breeding pairs B3

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Montaña de Tindaya Monumento Natural 183 protected area overlaps with site 0
Malpaís de la Arena Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 850 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Malpaís de la Arena Monumento Natural 850 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lajares; Esquinzo y costa del Jarubio Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,286 protected area overlaps with site 6,800


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Desert Semidesert -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
military -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo. Downloaded from on 30/11/2021.