Chingudi-Bidasoa estuary

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, C1, C2 (2011)
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Area: 940 ha


Site description (baseline)
A highly developed estuary on the Atlantic border between Spain and France. The site includes sandy beaches, cliffs, large areas of intertidal mud, grasslands, reedbeds (Phragmites) and some riverine woodland. Main human activities are agriculture, fisheries, tourism and industry.

Key biodiversity
A very important area for passage and wintering seabirds and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chingudi-Bidasoa estuary. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.