Rock of Gibraltar

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara LC resident 1967-1998 50-75 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1967-1998 4-10 breeding pairs A1, C1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1967-1998 11-100 individuals A1, C1
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1967-1998 250,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv, C5

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rock of Gibraltar. Downloaded from on 22/11/2019.