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Pego-Oliva marshes


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT winter 2009 max 1 individuals C2, C6
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT breeding 2009 1-2 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 2009 34-38 breeding pairs B2, C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 2009 40-50 breeding pairs B1i, C2, C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2009 147-223 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Parque Natural de la Marjal de Pego-Oliva Zonas Húmedas 1,254 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marjal de Pego-Oliva (ZEPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,252 protected area overlaps with site 1,230
Marjal de Pego-Oliva Parque Natural 1,249 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marjal de Pego-Oliva Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,255 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marjal de Pego-Oliva Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,290 protected area overlaps with site 1,290
Marjal de Pego - Oliva Nature Park 1,290 protected area contained by site 1,290
Desembocadura y frente litoral del Riu Racons Zonas Húmedas 276 protected area overlaps with site 0
Desembocadura del Riu Bullents Zonas Húmedas 22 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pego-Oliva marshes. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/pego-oliva-marshes-iba-spain on 26/02/2024.