A complex of lagoons with fluctuating water-levels. Some become dry in summer. There are several areas of dense Tamarix, Juncus, Typha and Phragmites-dominated vegetation. The marshland is surrounded by scrub, grassland and cereal cultivation.
An important site for wintering and non-breeding wildfowl and also for dispersing Aquila adalberti.
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Medina and Puerto Real lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/07/2018.