Middle section of river Guadalquivir reservoirs

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 3,270 ha


Site description (baseline)
A group of three shallow reservoirs with abundant emergent vegetation and reedbeds (Phragmites). An area of riverine forest remains. The surrounds are dominated by arable cultivation and olive-groves.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds, particularly breeding Porphyrio porphyrio, and also for non-breeding Milvus migrans. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Oxyura leucocephala (3-5 passage individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Middle section of river Guadalquivir reservoirs. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.