Mistérios de São João
Protected Area for the Management of Habitats or Species
This protected area extends from the Ribeira dos Biscoitos (stream) until the Ribeira da Borda do Mistério (stream) with an area of about 38 hectares.
The main habitats of this area are endemic Macaronesian woodlands and sea-cliffs with vivacious vegetation of the Macaronesian coasts.
This area is particularly important for the birds Puffinus lherminieri baroli and Calonectris borealis.
This protected area is also an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) of the BirdLife International organization.