Cinca river rice fields and steppe area

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is agricultural intensification.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cinca river rice fields and steppe area. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.