Medina and Puerto Real lagoons

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 4,900 ha

Protection status:


Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
An important site for wintering and non-breeding wildfowl and also for dispersing Aquila adalberti.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Medina and Puerto Real lagoons. Downloaded from on 28/11/2020.