IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2011)
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Area: 4,363 ha
Coastal marshes at the mouth of the River Guadiana with sand beaches, halophytic scrub, and numerous abandoned saltpans. Human activities include scrub collection, fishing and tourism.
A very important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023.