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El Moro marshes


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN resident 2009 max 3 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT breeding 2009 1-5 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT 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

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA 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 Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 619 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marjal dels Moros Zonas Húmedas 620 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: El Moro marshes. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/el-moro-marshes-iba-spain on 20/02/2024.