Pico da Vara

Important bird area (IBA)
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This area encompasses a mountainous area of the São Miguel Island, covering the only remnant areas of the Laurisilva forest.
In the area there are the following habitats: mountains, valleys, Laurisilva forest, forest plantations and shrubs.

Ornithological importance

This area is the main area of occurrence of Azores Bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina), endemic species of Azores and Europe’s most threatened passerine. It is also important to several endemic sub-species of the Azores, such as the Azorean Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus azorica), the Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs moreletti) and Goldcrest (Regulus Regulus azoricus).

Geographic information

37.800626°, -25.219074°
250m - 1108m


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Conservation status

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