Malpica island (River Tagus)

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A small island in the River Tajo dominated by Tamarix and Populus riverine forest.

Key biodiversity
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.

Protected areas
National None International High4 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Río Tajo en Castrejon, Islasde Malpica del Tajo y Azután, 1,960 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malpica island (River Tagus). Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.