Year of compilation: 2000
An alluvial plain with artificial salt and freshwater lagoons, a sand beach, reedbeds (Phragmites
) and Tamarix
scrub. Inland the site is mainly covered by irrigated crops and riverine forest.
This is an important passage site for seabirds and other waterbirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Canalization of the river, alteration of the river course, disturbance from visitors and illegal hunting are all threats.
None67 ha of IBA covered by Natural Landscape (Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, 67 ha).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mouth of the river Guadalhorce. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.