El Hondo wetland

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 3,847 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
Two reservoirs with reedbeds (Phragmites) and surrounded by small brackish and freshwater lakes. The main human activities are hunting and fishing.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important wetland for breeding and wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: El Hondo wetland. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.