The coast of life
This large coastal area between Malpica and Cabo de Fisterra hosts many bird habitats: cliffs (especially in Malpica and between Traba and Fisterra), beaches and dunes (such as Mar de Fóra, O Rostro, Nemiña, Lago, Traba, Laxe and A Barra), coídos (pebble beaches), lagoons (such as Traba and Mina de Coéns), marshes and reedbeds (the A Insua inlet being most notable), pine forests, heathland, gorse and farming plots.
During spring and fall migration, there is also a constant movement of seabirds in front of its major capes, which, especially with winds from the west, can be spectacular. The wintering ducks and waders at the mouth of the Anllóns are remarkable. Gulls nesting on the Sisargas and migrant and wintering birds on the larger beaches number into the thousands.
Furthermore, it should be recalled that this area hosts the last black-legged kittiwakes and murres [common murre] that breed in Galicia. The list of birds recorded on the Costa da Morte is vast: it includes 296 species, including a number of records of rare birds, which are mostly American but also Asian and even African.