Turgalicia Turismo de Galicia

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  • Long-eared Owl - SCI Canón do Sil e Ribeira Sacra
    Long-eared Owl - SCI Canón do Sil e Ribeira Sacra

    (Asio otus)

  • Hoopoe - Serra da Enciña da Lastra
    Hoopoe - Serra da Enciña da Lastra

    (Upupa epopso)

  • Long-tailed tit - Monte Aloia
    Long-tailed tit - Monte Aloia

    (Aegithalos caudatus)

  • White-throated Dipper - Parque Natural das Fragas do Eume
    White-throated Dipper - Parque Natural das Fragas do Eume

    (Cinclus cinclus)

Costa da Mariña in Lugo

Basic information

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Municipalities:

  • Ribadeo, Barreiros, Foz, Alfoz, O Valadouro, Cervo, Burela, Xove, Viveiro, O Vicedo

 

General description, settlement

  • Description.
    Extensive area to the northeast of Galicia, between the Coelleira Island (O Vicedo) and the Ría de Ribadeo on the border with Asturias. It takes in the coastal fringe to the north of the N-642 road between San Estevo (O Vicedo) and Ove (Ribadeo), in addition to the offshore area from the coast to the leading lines between Coelleira and Farallóns and between Farallóns and the mouth of the Ría de Ribadeo. The stretch between Burela and Ribadeo is a typical example of coastal platform: plains with fields, hedgerows and small isolated copses of deciduous trees. In the remainder of the ornithological tourism region, plantations of Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) and Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster)predominate, with small groups of English Oak (Quercus robur),Iberian White Birch (Betula celtiberica) and copses, above all in farming areas.
  • Altitude range.
    0 m (shore) to 170 metres above sea level (Camba, Xove).
  • Main population centres within the ornithological tourism region.
    Ribadeo; San Cosme (Barreiros); Foz; Burela; Cervo and San Cibrao (Cervo); Xove; Viveiro (total of around 50,000 inhabitants).

Climate

  • Climate Domain. Wet, oceanic.
  • Mean annual precipitation. 1300-1500 mm.
  • Annual mean temperature. 13-14ºC.
  • Frosts. >300 frost-free days per year.
  • Bioclimatology. Euro-Siberian region, Atlantic-European province, Cantabrian-Atlantic subprovince, Galician-Portuguese sector.

Interesting wildlife

Important transit area for seabirds and waders, especially in autumn. Stopover for the Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). Moderate wintering population of waterfowl, especially in Ribadeo and Foz, also Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) and Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata). Breeding site for the Corys Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). Presence of mammals such as otters (Lutra lutra), pine martens (Martes martes) and occasionally grey seals (Halichoeros grypus). Coastal populations of Iberian Rock Lizards (Iberolacerta monticola), Common Frogs (Rana temporaria) and in very localised sites, Common Lizards (Zootoca vivipara). Notable populations of dune plants (Limonium dodartii) and peat-bog plants (Sphagnum, Drosera).

Species and habitats of European interest

  • Examples of endangered species:
    • In Danger of Extinction:
      Elona quimperiana
      Puffinus mauretanicus
      Limonium dodartii
    • Vulnerable species:
      Sphagnum pylaesii
      Dryopteris aemula
      Hydrobates pelagicus
      Phalacrocorax aristotelisa
      Haematopus ostralegus (breeding population)
      Rhinolophus hipposideros
  • Natural Habitats of Community Interest: 13, including estuaries, mudflats and sand-flats which are not covered by water at low tide.

 

Protection instrument/s

  • Site of Community Importance (SCI ES1120017 "Costa da Mariña Occidental", 491 ha), partly included in the ornithological tourism region.
  • Site of Community Importance (SCI ES1120005 "As Catedrais", 304 ha), wholly included in the ornithological tourism region.
  • Site of Community Importance (SCI ES1120011 "Ría de Foz-Masma", 643 ha), partly included in the ornithological tourism region.
  • Site of Community Importance (SCI ES1120002 "Río Eo", 1003 ha), partly included in the ornithological tourism region.
  • Natural Monument ("A Praia das Catedrais", 29 ha), wholly included in the ornithological tourism region.
  • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPAB ES0000372 Costa da Mariña Occidental, 2169 ha), partly included in the ornithological tourism region.
  • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPAB ES0000373 Ría de Foz, 564 ha), wholly included in the ornithological tourism region.
  • Protected Wetland ("Ría de Ribadeo", 563 ha), wholly included in the ornithological tourism region.
  • Wetland of International Importance ("Ría del Eo" Ramsar Wetland Site, 7ES032; 1740 ha), wholly included in the ornithological tourism region.

 

 

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