Cabo Espichel

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 3,415 ha

Protection status:

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description
This site, at the occidental coas between Lisboa e Setúbal, includes a litoral band of rocky cliffs, a terrestrial area of shrubland and open fields and also a band of ocean. The cliffs are high and give good nesting habitat for some bird species. The occidental coast is exoposed to winds and marine flowings.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important place for migrating passerines during autumn migration, and also for birds who nest in cliffs, like Falco peregrinus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cabo Espichel. Downloaded from on 27/10/2020.