La Dehesa grasslands

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: B2 (2011)
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Area: 2,057 ha


Site description (baseline)
An area of dry grassland and agricultural land in the north-west of El Hierro, with a small Juniperus turbinata copse. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The site is also important for steppic birds such as Burhinus oedicnemus, and is one of the two most important sites on the island for migrating passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Dehesa grasslands. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.