Three small brackish lakes along the River Guadajoz. They are surrounded by a belt of Tamarix scrub and reedbed (Phragmites).
This is an important site for breeding waterbirds, particularly Oxyura leucocephala.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The lakes are threatened by sedimentation as a result of ploughing of surrounding land. Disturbance is caused by hunters and visitors.
National Partial International Partial65 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna Honda, 65 ha). 7 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna del Chinche, 7 ha). 11 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna el Conde, 11 ha). 89 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lagunas del Sur de Côrdoba, 1,107 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Conde, Chinche and Honda lakes. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 25/03/2023.