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.
A very important area for passage and wintering seabirds and waders.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chingudi-Bidasoa estuary. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1932 on 10/06/2023.