IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 372 ha
Located in the south of Fuerteventura, the site comprises a stretch of sandy beach and a line of sandy, muddy offshore bars. Human activities include sand extraction.
The site is very important for breeding Charadrius alexandrinus, and is one of the best sites in the Canaries for wintering and migrating waders, gulls and terns.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sotavento beach. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.