Ebro delta This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 32,000 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high not assessed low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Site description
A large delta that protrudes into the Mediterranean Sea forming a complex of shallow brackish lagoons, saltmarshes, salt-lakes and sand beaches with dunes. The site includes approximately 1,500 ha of rice cultivation. Human activities include hunting, fishing, reed-harvesting, arable cultivation and livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
One of the most important sites in the Mediterranean for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds˜27,000 pairs of breeding waterbird occur in the summer and up to 180,000 waterbirds winter at the site. The site holds more than 60% of the world population of Larus audouinii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ebro delta. Downloaded from on 23/03/2018.