Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iv, B1i, B1iii, B1iv, C1, C2, C5 (2011)
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Area: 630 ha


Site description (baseline)
The habitat of Ceuta peninsula is partially degraded with exotic Eucalyptus and Pinus plantations. The city of Ceuta lies within the site.

Key biodiversity
The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 storks and raptors regularly pass in spring and autumn, including (seasonal totals in brackets) Pernis apivorus (10,000-48,000 birds), Milvus migrans (10,000-20,000) and Circaetus gallicus (250-3,300).

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ceuta. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.