Cortados del Jarama

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 26,450 ha


Site description
The site includes sections of the Rivers Jarama and Manzanares to the south-east of Madrid. Patches of riverine forest remain and the site includes a number of small lakes, the result of gravel extraction. The main human activities are arable cultivation and livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for species associated with riverine habitats and also for migrant passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (resident).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cortados del Jarama. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.