Guadalentín saltmarshes

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-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2009 17-25 breeding pairs C2, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 2007 20-30 individuals A1, C1, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2009 70-80 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC resident 2008 30-50 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2009 35 breeding pairs A1, C1, C2, 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)
Saladares del Guadalentín Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,009 protected area overlaps with site 2,873
Saladares del Guadalentín Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,048 protected area overlaps with site 2,010


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Standing brackish and salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
military -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guadalentín saltmarshes. Downloaded from on 16/01/2021.