IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 498 ha
|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.
An important heronry.The site also holds nationally important numbers of wintering duck.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Murta dam. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/372 on 01/06/2023.