Ponta da Piedade

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 727 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ponta da Piedade. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.