Río Cabras gully

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2 (2011)
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Area: 100 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high not assessed negligible
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Site description
Located in the east of Fuerteventura, this is a good example of the deep rocky gullies found in the eastern Canary Islands, with running water and areas of dense vegetation including a Tamarix canariensis copse. Human activities include goat-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding Saxicola dacotiae, and also supports wintering and migrating waders and passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Río Cabras gully. Downloaded from on 01/10/2020.