Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iv, B1i, B1iii, B1iv, C1, C2, C5 (2011)
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Area: 1,900 ha

Protection status:


Site description
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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ceuta. Downloaded from on 03/12/2020.