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River Ebro ox-bow lakes


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 2009 20-60 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 2009 10 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC winter 2006 min 55 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 2006 min 9 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sotos y Mejanas del Ebro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,843 protected area overlaps with site 455
Reserva Natural de Los Galachos de La Alfranca de Pastriz; La Cartuja y El Burgo de Ebro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 805 protected area overlaps with site 777
Montes de Zuera; Castejón de Valdejasa y El Castellar Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,542 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Montes de Alfajarín y Saso de Osera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 11,837 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Montes de Alfajarín - Saso de Osera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,693 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Galachos de La Alfranca de Pastriz; La Cartuja y El Burgo de Ebro Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,186 protected area overlaps with site 1,545
Galachos de la Alfranca de Pastriz, la Cartuja y el Burgo de Ebro Reserva Natural Dirigida 775 protected area overlaps with site 777
El Castellar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,958 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Ebro ox-bow lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/07/2020.