Leixão da Gaivota

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 1 ha

Protection status:

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description
Small inshore rocky islet, near 250 metres at SE of Ponta de Altar, close to River Arade mouth. The islet (leixão) has a very little area, with cliffy banks to a maximum altitude of 23 metres.The flat top is relatively plane and covered by spread scrub.

Key biodiversity
The most important heronry on offshore rocky islets in Portugal.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Leixão da Gaivota. Downloaded from on 27/09/2020.