Lagoa Pequena

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 68 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description
Lagoa Pequena is a part of an important coastal lagoon at the peninsula of Setúbal: Lagoa de Albufeira. Includes the innest and smallest lagoon and extensive reedbeds uptream, separed of lagoon by a dike and feed by Ferraira and Apostiça rivers. In this area predominate Phragmites australis, poplars and willows and also freshwater open areas. In the surrounding zone, the forest of Apostiça and Ferraira and the sand dunes of Lagoa de Albufeira are to relate.

Key biodiversity
This site is important during the whole year for aquatic birds. Reedbeds are important not only for aquatic species like Ardea purpurea, Ixobrychus minutus or Porphyrio porphyrio, but also for migrating passerines during autumn migration.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lagoa Pequena. Downloaded from on 07/10/2022.