Albufera de Mallorca and Albufereta de Pollença marshes This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 2,800 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high unfavourable medium
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Site description
Two wetlands in northern Mallorca. The Albufera has a large coastal lagoon connected to the sea but also areas of standing freshwater. There are extensive areas of marsh vegetation dominated by Phragmites, Scirpus and Cladium. There are also abandoned saltpans and sand-dunes with Mediterranean scrub and Pinus forest. The Albufereta has open water and also areas of reedbed (Phragmites) and Tamarix scrub.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds, raptors and passerines˜190 bird species have been recorded. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Albufera de Mallorca and Albufereta de Pollença marshes. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.