Los Rodeos-La Esperanza This is an IBA in Danger! 

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
An area of grassland, scrub and agricultural land located in north-east Tenerife, bordered by a residential area and the airport.

Key biodiversity
The only site for Calandrella rufescens rufescens in the Canaries and the best area on Tenerife for grassland species. The site is also a wintering and stop-over site for herons, waders and passerines and a feeding site for species that breed nearby (mainly raptors and passerines).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Plans exist for the construction of an industrial area and a road that will traverse the site. Additional threats are posed by illegal hunting, and bird strikes on nearby roads. Monitoring of Calandrella rufescens is undertaken by local ornithologists.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Los Rodeos-La Esperanza. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.