Los Molinos gully-Plain of La Laguna

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 4,145 ha


Site description (baseline)
A dammed valley (Los Molinos gully) and a stony plain (Plain of La Laguna) situated in the north-west of Fuerteventura. Dry calcareous grassland and drought-resistant scrub exist with crops and a small copse of Tamarix canariensis. Human activities include livestock-farming (dromedaries Camelus dromedarius and goats).

Key biodiversity
The plain supports breeding steppic species (very important for Chlamydotis undulata); the valley is important for wintering and migrating aquatic birds (herons, waders and ducks).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Los Molinos gully-Plain of La Laguna. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.