Medas islands

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A4iii, C2, C4, C6 (2011)
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Area: 23 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 very high not assessed low
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Site description (baseline)
A small, scrub-covered island and six more islets 1 km off Cape Estartit, on the Costa Brava. The islands are uninhabited. The main activity is tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding seabirds and for a heron colony. The site has one of the largest Larus cachinnans colonies in the Mediterranean

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Medas islands. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.