Ilhéu da Praia is a rocky islet with high seacliffs on its northern side and a gravel beach on its southern shore. In the top of the islet a plateau with short grasses covers most of the area.
Important for breeding seabirds, especially for the Madeiran Storm Petrels, for which both 'cold' and 'hot' populations exist. Only record of breeding attempt of Red-billed Tropicbird and obly place where two Petrels of the genus Pterodroma were listened and captured.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilhéu da Praia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2020.