A coastal area around Tarifa bordering the Strait of Gibraltar. The site includes plains and low hills covered by Mediterranean scrub and grassland. The main human activities are arable cultivation, livestock-farming, tourism, and military use.
The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 storks and raptors regularly pass, including (figures are seasonal totals) Pernis apivorus (8,000-11,500 birds), Milvus migrans (45,000-60,000), Circaetus gallicus (4,000), Buteo buteo (3,000) and Hieraaetus pennatus (4,000).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tarifa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2021.