Frontera laurel forest

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 2,448 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
A large area covering parts of northern and western El Hierro. Heath, scrub and laurel Laurus forest are interspersed with exposed bedrock and inland cliffs that support rocky vegetation.

Key biodiversity
The site is the only area on El Hierro that supports Columba bollii. It is also important for endemic subspecies of several forest passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Frontera laurel forest. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.