El Hito

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2010 min 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2003 1,636-4,824 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 2010 min 500 individuals C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 2003 min 31 breeding pairs C6
Himantopus himantopus NR passage 2010 min 1,400 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Himantopus himantopus NR breeding 2003 min 55 breeding pairs C6
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti NT resident 2010 min 14 males C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Laguna de El Hito Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,110 protected area contained by site 915


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: El Hito. Downloaded from on 28/02/2020.