Esla dam

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, C1 (2011)
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Area: 26,487 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
A long, narrow reservoir on the River Esla surrounded by cereal crops.

Key biodiversity
An important site for wintering wildfowl and resident steppic species. It is the only site for wintering Anser fabalis in the Iberian peninsula.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Esla dam. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.