Plains of La Corona-Las Honduras

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A steppic area in the north-east of Lanzarote with scrub, drought-resistant grassland and saltpans. Human activities include cattle-grazing, and there is a designated military zone.

Key biodiversity
The site is one of the best sites in Lanzarote for Chlamydotis undulata and other steppic species. The saltpans provide habitat for migrating and wintering waders and gulls (Laridae).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include electric powerlines, jeep-safaris that cause disturbance to breeding birds, illegal hunting and poaching of Chlamydotis undulata chicks. The area is a game refuge.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plains of La Corona-Las Honduras. Downloaded from on 21/04/2021.