Columbretes islands

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 2,500 ha

Protection status:


Site description
An archipelago 70 km from the Castellón coast. The islands (18 ha) have steep cliffs and are predominantly vegetated with scrub.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding seabirds and Falco eleonorae and passage migrants.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Columbretes islands. Downloaded from on 17/09/2019.