Year of compilation: 2000
A small island in the River Tajo dominated by Tamarix
This is a very important site for breeding herons.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from disturbance from tourists and from seasonal fluctuations in water-levels.
High4 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Río Tajo en Castrejon, Islasde Malpica del Tajo y Azután, 1,960 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malpica island (River Tagus). Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2022.