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Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon


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 Stork Ciconia ciconia LC resident 2004 max 80 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC resident 2004 max 30 breeding pairs B2, C6
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC resident 2004 max 1,000 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC resident 2004 max 500 breeding pairs B1i, C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 1996 400 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC resident 2004 max 200 breeding pairs C2, C6
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter 2004 max 5,000 individuals B1i, C3
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC resident 2004 max 100 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2004 max 500 individuals A1, C1
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2004 max 3,000 individuals A1, B1i, C1, C3
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter 2004 max 5,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 2004 max 3,000 individuals B1i, C3
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 2004 max 100 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter 2004 max 5,000 individuals B1i, C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2007 82-100 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC winter 2004 max 300 individuals B1i, C2

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)
Río Guadiana y Ribera de Chanza Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Guadiana y Ribera de Chanza Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,463 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marismas de Isla Cristina-Ayamonte Natural Landscape 2,145 protected area contained by site 2,145
Marismas de Isla Cristina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,498 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marismas de Isla Cristina Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marismas de Isla Cristina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,498 protected area overlaps with site 2,498
Marismas de Isla Cristina Paraje Natural 2,145 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isla de San Bruno Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isla de San Bruno Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 377 protected area overlaps with site 364

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2020.