A complex of with dense emergent vegetation. The surrounding area is dominated by arable agriculture and dehesas.
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).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from the intensification and expansion of agriculture, disturbance from visitors and gamekeepers, drought and hunting.
National Low International Low59 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Complejo endorreico de Espera, 59 ha). 23 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Complejo endorreico de Lebrija-Las Cabezas, 23 ha). 438 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lagunas de Espera, 438 ha).