ES175
Guadalentín saltmarshes


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 6,800 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife

Site description
Wide plains both sides of the River Guadalentín with ravines, saltmarshes and small expanses of unploughed saline ground. There are also orchards, areas of cereal cultivation and almond-groves.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding steppe birds, although numbers are declining. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Marmaronetta angustirostris (2-7 passage individuals) and Falco naumanni (1-5 passage individuals).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guadalentín saltmarshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2019.