Mouth of the river Guadalhorce

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Canalization of the river, alteration of the river course, disturbance from visitors and illegal hunting are all threats.

Protected areas
National Partial International None67 ha of IBA covered by Natural Landscape (Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, 67 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mouth of the river Guadalhorce. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.