Frontera laurel forest

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 2,300 ha

Protection status:


Site description
A large area covering parts of northern and western El Hierro. Heath, scrub and laurel Laurus forest are interspersed with exposed bedrock and inland cliffs that support rocky vegetation.

Key biodiversity
The site is the only area on El Hierro that supports Columba bollii. It is also important for endemic subspecies of several forest passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Frontera laurel forest. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.