Western coast of El Hierro

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 22,998 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
West-facing cliffs and rocky islets that form part of the El Hierro coastline.

Key biodiversity
A very important area for breeding seabirds and raptors. The Calonectris diomedea colony is among the most important on El Hierro.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Western coast of El Hierro. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.