Cijara reservoir

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 73,500 ha

Protection status:


Site description
A reservoir on the River Guadiana surrounded by areas of sclerophyllous scrub, Quercus woodland, Pinus plantations, dehesas, pasture and non-irrigated arable cultivation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors and Ciconia nigra.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cijara reservoir. Downloaded from on 18/09/2019.