Mouth of the river Guadalhorce

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 229 ha


Site description (baseline)
An alluvial plain with artificial salt and freshwater lagoons, a sand beach, reedbeds (Phragmites) and Tamarix scrub. Inland the site is mainly covered by irrigated crops and riverine forest.

Key biodiversity
This is an important passage site for seabirds and other waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mouth of the river Guadalhorce. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.