Central mountain range of Ilha de São Nicolau

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Alexander's Swift Apus alexandri LC resident 1996 present A2
Cape Verde Petrel Pterodroma feae NT breeding 1998 30 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident - present A1
Cape Verde Swamp-warbler Acrocephalus brevipennis VU resident 1996 present A1, A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Monte Gordo Natural Park 952 protected area contained by site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central mountain range of Ilha de São Nicolau. Downloaded from on 06/05/2021.