Esla dam

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A long, narrow reservoir on the River Esla surrounded by cereal crops.

Key biodiversity
An important site for wintering wildfowl and resident steppic species. It is the only site for wintering Anser fabalis in the Iberian peninsula.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from disturbance from visitors and irrigation plans.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Esla dam. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.