Guadalentín saltmarshes

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 6,800 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Wide plains both sides of the River Guadalentín with ravines, saltmarshes and small expanses of unploughed saline ground. There are also orchards, areas of cereal cultivation and almond-groves.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding steppe birds, although numbers are declining. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Marmaronetta angustirostris (2-7 passage individuals) and Falco naumanni (1-5 passage individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guadalentín saltmarshes. Downloaded from on 16/01/2021.