Cádiz bay

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 10,130 ha


Site description
A shallow bay with a wide intertidal zone and a large saltpan complex. There are rivers, small lagoons, artificial channels and halophytic scrub. The main human activities are aquaculture, shellfish collection, research and salt production.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds, particularly waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cádiz bay. Downloaded from on 22/09/2021.