Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2011)
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Area: 4,363 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
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.

Key biodiversity
A very important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.