Guadalentín saltmarshes

Year of compilation: 2000

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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The most important threats are from crop irrigation, agricultural expansion and industrial developments.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guadalentín saltmarshes. Downloaded from on 27/10/2020.