Almenara marshes

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Formerly an area of marshland with only a few lagoons remaining. The main human activities are arable cultivation and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding waders, breeding and wintering herons and wintering ducks. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (five wintering individuals).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include intensive hunting in winter, urban development and rubbish dumping, over-exploitation of water and agricultural intensification.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Almenara marshes. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.