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.
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).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ceuta. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1945 on 01/06/2023.