Rdum Tal-Madonna

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A promontory in the L-Ahrax area, where there is a 200 m stretch of sea cliffs (25 m high) at the base of which there is a lot of rock debris.

Key biodiversity
The cliffs support one of the largest colonies of Puffinus yelkouan in the species's range. Notable numbers of Calandrella brachydactyla and Sylvia conspicillata (locally decreasing) breed along the cliff-tops.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Shooting and trapping of birds takes place along the cliff-tops. The colony of Puffinus yelkouan is monitored through bird-ringing activities.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rdum Tal-Madonna. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.