Almenara marshes

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 2,961 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
Formerly an area of marshland with only a few lagoons remaining. The main human activities are arable cultivation and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding waders, breeding and wintering herons and wintering ducks. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (five wintering individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Almenara marshes. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.