Archipelago of Cabrera

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 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
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC breeding 1999 210 breeding pairs B1ii, C2, C6
Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea LC breeding 1999 356 breeding pairs B2, C6
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus CR breeding 2007 300 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C6
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC resident 2006 111 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C2, C6
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 2006 221 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC resident 2008 min 3 breeding pairs C6
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 2004 min 30 breeding pairs A3, B2, C2, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 2008 min 11 breeding pairs C6
Moltoni's Warbler Curruca subalpina LC resident 1997 min 35 breeding pairs A3
Balearic Warbler Curruca balearica LC resident 1997 min 435 breeding pairs A3, B3, C2
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC resident 1997 min 655 breeding pairs A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Arxipèlag de Cabrera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20,532 protected area contains site 0
Arxipèlag de Cabrera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,532 protected area contains site 10,000
Archipielago de Cabrera Parque Nacional 10,021 protected area contains site 10,000
Archipielago De Cabrera Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (Barcelona Convention) 11,087 protected area contains site 1,815


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Archipelago of Cabrera. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.