Rdum Tal-Madonna

Country/territory: Malta

IBA criteria met: C2, C6 (2004)
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Area: 4 ha

BirdLife Malta
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 high not assessed medium
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Site description (baseline)
A promontory in the L-Ahrax area, where there is a 200 m stretch of sea cliffs (25 m high) at the base of which there is a lot of rock debris.

Key biodiversity
The cliffs support one of the largest colonies of Puffinus yelkouan in the species's range. Notable numbers of Calandrella brachydactyla and Sylvia conspicillata (locally decreasing) breed along the cliff-tops.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rdum Tal-Madonna. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.