Mount Ferru of Tertenia

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara LC resident 1995 min 30 breeding pairs B2
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU non-breeding 1995 20-40 individuals A1, C1
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis LC resident 1995 uncommon C6
Marmora's Warbler Curruca sarda LC resident 1995 min 50 breeding pairs B3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Marine Neritic -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Ferru of Tertenia. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.