ES228
Middle section of river Guadalquivir reservoirs


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 663 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife

Site description
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 (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Middle section of river Guadalquivir reservoirs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2019.