Mérida-Montijo reservoir

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 4,100 ha

Protection status:


Site description
The site comprises the town of Mérida, its surrounding area and nearby reservoirs. There is a mosaic of habitats with arable cultivation, olive-groves, dehesas, Quercus woodland, and alluvial vegetation. The area is used for grazing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and wintering herons.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mérida-Montijo reservoir. Downloaded from on 19/01/2021.