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El Moro marshes


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN resident 2009 max 3 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 2009 1-5 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter 2007 min 2 individuals C2, C6
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio LC winter 2007 22-65 individuals C6
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio LC resident 2009 35-54 breeding pairs C2, C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 2009 20-40 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC winter 2007 48-140 individuals C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2009 33-85 breeding pairs C6
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 2009 31-100 breeding pairs B1i, C2, C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 2009 75-200 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Marjal dels Moros (ZEPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 627 protected area overlaps with site 286
Marjal dels Moros (ZEPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 627 protected area overlaps with site 287
Marjal dels Moros Zonas Húmedas 620 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marjal dels Moros Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 619 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: El Moro marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2022.