ES263
Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 3,390 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife

Site description
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 (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2019.