Year of compilation: 2000

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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is the intense spring hunting of migratory birds.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ceuta. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.