Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 3,390 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Coastal marshes at the mouth of the River Guadiana with sand beaches, halophytic scrub, and numerous abandoned saltpans. Human activities include scrub collection, fishing and tourism.

Key biodiversity
A very important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.