Cinca river rice fields and steppe area

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 14,400 ha


Site description
An area of irrigated rice and cereal cultivation crossed by three gullies with reedbeds (Phragmites). A small area of natural steppe vegetation remains.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding waders, raptors and passage Grus grus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cinca river rice fields and steppe area. Downloaded from on 01/12/2021.