South-west coast of La Gomera

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: B1ii, B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 709 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
Sea cliffs, rock stacks, small beaches and intertidal zones along the south-west coast of La Gomera (between Punta de la Calera and Playa de Santiago).

Key biodiversity
One of the most important areas on La Gomera for breeding seabirds. The site holds the majority of the island's population of Bulweria bulwerii as well as one of the main Puffinus assimilis colonies in the Canary Islands.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: South-west coast of La Gomera. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.