Year of compilation: 2000
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.
A very important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from uncontrolled building, irrigation schemes and aquaculture projects. Levels of disturbance from tourists are high.
None2,145 ha of IBA covered by Natural Landscape (Marismas de Isla Cristina-Ayamonte, 2,145 ha).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2020.