Conde, Chinche and Honda lakes

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Three small brackish lakes along the River Guadajoz. They are surrounded by a belt of Tamarix scrub and reedbed (Phragmites).

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding waterbirds, particularly Oxyura leucocephala.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The lakes are threatened by sedimentation as a result of ploughing of surrounding land. Disturbance is caused by hunters and visitors.

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial65 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna Honda, 65 ha). 7 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna del Chinche, 7 ha). 11 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna el Conde, 11 ha). 89 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lagunas del Sur de Côrdoba, 1,107 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Conde, Chinche and Honda lakes. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.