Centinela mountain and La Esquina plain

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A rocky plain located in the south-east of Tenerife, with some gullies supporting drought-tolerant vegetation (Euphorbia).

Key biodiversity
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.

Protected areas
National Low International None132 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Montaña Centinela, 132 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Centinela mountain and La Esquina plain. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.