IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 5,002 ha
Site description (baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Medina and Puerto Real lagoons. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1860 on 10/06/2023.