|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2017||very high||very unfavourable||low|
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A large saline coastal lagoon connected to the sea by three channels. There are several areas of saltpans surrounded by reedbeds (Phragmites) and saltmarshes.
This is an important site for breeding and wintering ducks, waders and seabirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Marmaronetta angustirostris (wintering).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mar Menor coastal lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/04/2019.