Coastal area with calcareous cliff from Burgau to Lagos. The cliffs have an alture of 25 to 100 m and there are several islets near to coastal line in the area of Ponta Piedade and Lagos. These cliffs are cutted for sand beaches in some points like the beaches of Porto de Mós, Dona Ana, Pinhão, Luz and Salema.
A heronry, with Little Egret and Cattle Egret, resides in some islets in the area of Ponta Piedade. The cliffs are important for breeding species like Falco peregrinus, Corvus corax, Corvus monedula and also for an important number of Apus melba and Apus pallidus.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ponta da Piedade. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2020.