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Llobregat delta


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC resident 2009 - C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC passage 2009 - C6
Baillon's Crake Zapornia pusilla LC resident 2009 - C6
Baillon's Crake Zapornia pusilla LC passage 2009 - C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 2009 13-22 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2009 45-347 breeding pairs B1i, C2, C6
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC resident 2009 9-78 breeding pairs B2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC winter 2009 250-4,100 individuals C2
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 2011 max 380 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU passage 2009 110-2,437 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC winter 2009 6-11 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 2009 max 1 breeding pairs C6
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon LC resident 2009 1-5 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution excess energy - light pollution happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors flight paths happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) Not assessed Not assessed negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ricarda-Ca l`Arana Reserva Natural Parcial 187 protected area overlaps with site 0
Remolar-Filipines Reserva Natural Parcial 113 protected area contained by site 0
La Ricarda--Ca l'Arana Natural Reserve 177 protected area contained by site 177
Espacio marino del Baix Llobregat-Garraf Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 38,661 protected area is adjacent to site 0
El Remolar--Filipines Natural Reserve 110 protected area contained by site 110
Delta del Llobregat Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 935 protected area overlaps with site 0
Delta del Llobregat Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 927 protected area overlaps with site 0
Delta del Llobregat Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 935 protected area overlaps with site 836

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
forestry -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Llobregat delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2021.