Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, C1, C6 (2011)
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Area: 14,475 ha


Site description (baseline)
An area dominated by sheep- and cattle-grazed dry grasslands and wheat cultivation. There are a few streams and ponds surrounded by Tamarisk and Salix scrub.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding herons and dispersing raptors, particularly juvenile Aquila adalberti.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Medina-Sidonia. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.