ES006
Cape Candelaria-Ortigueira estuary-Cape Estaca de Bares


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 90,020 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed low
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Site description
An estuary between Cape Ortegal and the Estaca de Bares. It includes marine areas, wide intertidal mudflats, a belt of halophytic vegetation, and some islets.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding seabirds and passage and wintering waders.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Candelaria-Ortigueira estuary-Cape Estaca de Bares. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2019.