Year of compilation: 2000
A plain, dominated by cereal cultivation, in the Guadalquivir valley. There are patches of dehesa, olive-groves and a complex of saline lakes.
This is an important area for steppic species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Oxyura leucocephala
(non-breeding) and Tetrax tetrax
(20 resident pairs).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are agricultural intensification, over-exploitation of water resources and drought.
None66 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Complejo Endorreico de la Lantejuela, 66 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ecija-Osuna plain. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.