Ecija-Osuna plain

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A plain, dominated by cereal cultivation, in the Guadalquivir valley. There are patches of dehesa, olive-groves and a complex of saline lakes.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Oxyura leucocephala (non-breeding) and Tetrax tetrax (20 resident pairs).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are agricultural intensification, over-exploitation of water resources and drought.

Protected areas
National Low International None66 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Complejo Endorreico de la Lantejuela, 66 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ecija-Osuna plain. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.