Year of compilation: 2000
A rocky plain located in the south-east of Tenerife, with some gullies supporting drought-tolerant vegetation (Euphorbia
The site is important for steppic birds, supporting species typical of semi-arid conditions.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include the presence of a main road and electric powerlines and illegal hunting. Disturbance is likely due to weekend recreational activities.
None132 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Montaña Centinela, 132 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Centinela mountain and La Esquina plain. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 11/04/2021.