Lebrija, Las Cabezas and Espera lagoons

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 9,129 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
A complex of with dense emergent vegetation. The surrounding area is dominated by arable agriculture and dehesas.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding and wintering ducks and for dispersing juvenile Aquila adalberti, Aquila chrysaetos and Hieraaetus fasciatus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lebrija, Las Cabezas and Espera lagoons. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.