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
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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western coast of El Hierro. Downloaded from on 10/12/2022.