Côa valley

Important bird area (IBA), Special Protection Area (SPA) - International
Record Public


This area encompasses the end section of the Coa River. In the area there are the following habitats: streams with steep or rugged slopes with scattered boulders, scrub composed mainly of gorse and farms with olive, holm oaks and almond plantations. The adjacent valley areas are less steep and exists farms in which pastoralism is practiced, scrubs and forests where holm and cork oaks predominates.

Ornithological importance

This area is important for rupicolous species especially the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus), Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucura), and Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus). In this area there is also a record of the Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus), Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata), Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans), and Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax).

Geographic information

41.014682°, -7.112919°
130m - 652m

Conservation status

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Public records

Área Protegida Privada Faia Brava

Specific conservation status: Private Protected Area
Not specific conservation status: Important bird area (IBA), Special Protection Area (SPA) - National
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