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.
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.
National None International None
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guadalentín saltmarshes. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 11/11/2019.