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Santa Pola salt-pans


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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN resident 2009 2-15 breeding pairs A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 2009 1-27 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC winter 2009 max 511 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 2009 39-1,336 individuals B1i, C2
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC non-breeding 2009 301-1,320 individuals B1i, C2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 2009 40-150 breeding pairs C2, C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 2009 20-63 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 2009 2-40 breeding pairs B1i, C2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 2009 max 674 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC resident 2009 137-820 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6
Charadrius alexandrinus NR resident 2009 12-230 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2008 max 279 individuals A1, C1
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC resident 2004-2009 153-247 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC resident 2005-2009 35 breeding pairs A1, C1
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2007-2009 229-572 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 2009 50-185 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2007-2009 130-362 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tabarca Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,557 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Salinas de Santa Pola. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,504 protected area contains site 2,496
Salinas de Santa Pola Nature Park 2,500 protected area contained by site 2,496
Salinas de Santa Pola Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,496 protected area contained by site 2,496
Illots de Tabarca Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 43,752 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dunes de Guardamar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 726 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santa Pola salt-pans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2019.