Nizdafe plains

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B3 (2011)
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Area: 1,855 ha


Site description
An area of mainly grassland, with some scrub and agricultural land, situated in the north-east of El Hierro. Human activities include stock-farming.

Key biodiversity
The site is also important for Burhinus oedicnemus, endemic subspecies of several steppic passerines, and as a feeding area for raptors. It is one of the most important wintering and passage stop-over sites on the island.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nizdafe plains. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.