Gully of Ajuí-Betancuria

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 700 ha

Protection status:


Site description
The gully of Ajuí is located in the west of Fuerteventura, and holds running water, scrub, grassland, agricultural land and small copses of Tamarix. Betancuria is a mountainous area, semi-desertic with sparse vegetation. Human activities include goat-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The site is one of the most important sites on the island for breeding Saxicola dacotiae, raptors and steppic species, and is also important as a stop-over site for migrating passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gully of Ajuí-Betancuria. Downloaded from on 05/03/2021.