PT091
Vilamoura


Year of compilation: 2002

Site description
Site located in the left margin of final branch of the River Quarteira. It is integrated in undertaking of Vilamoura and essencially composed of agriculture-land, cultivations and wetland.In the south and west, the area is limited for agriculture-land and pine-forest; in the north is limited for golf course and in the east for urbanizations.



Key biodiversity
Important site for Porphyrio porphyrio, there are 20 birds during reproductive season and about 7/12 breeding pairs.High number of herons, a dormitory of------------------- and the habitual breeding Ardea purpurea and Ixobrychus minutus.During the migration are-----------, Falco peregrinum and important number of transaharian passerines.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is an enviromental Park that causes reduction of the disturbances like illegal hunting, deposition of waste material and non-regulated acess.But there are some disturbances in the surrounding area.A center for study to nature and two lagoons were maked in the management of the park.



Protected areas
National:NoneInternational:None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vilamoura. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2020.