Murta dam

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 498 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 not assessed not assessed not assessed
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Site description (baseline)
A small reservoir and marshes, very close to the west coast of Portugal, at the southern edge of the Sado estuary (023). The wetland is surrounded by inland sand-dunes which are planted with stone pine Pinus pinea.

Key biodiversity
An important heronry.The site also holds nationally important numbers of wintering duck.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Murta dam. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.