Cuchillete de Buenavista-gully of La Torre-Los Alares

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 8,675 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
The site comprises a mountainous area with rocky plains, and includes a gully with running water, and saltpans and sea cliffs at the coast. Scrub, drought-resistant grassland and crops all occur. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

Key biodiversity
An important area for raptors, El Cuchillete de Buenavista holds the largest number of breeding Neophron percnopterus in the Canaries. It is also the most important area on Fuerteventura for Pterocles orientalis. The coast and saltpans support wintering and migrating waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cuchillete de Buenavista-gully of La Torre-Los Alares. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.