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
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 Areas factsheet: El Hondo wetland. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.