Site description (2000 baseline):
Site location and context
A long, narrow reservoir on the River Esla surrounded by cereal crops.
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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Esla dam. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/esla-dam-iba-spain on 29/11/2023.