Odiel and Tinto marshes and Huelva coastal lagoons

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 22,293 ha


Site description
A large area of tidal marshes at the mouths of the Rivers Tinto and Odiel. There are extensive areas of mud and halophytic scrub and some saltpans. The main human activities are fishing, shellfish collecting and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important wetland for breeding, wintering and passage waterbirds with the second most important Platalea leucorodia breeding colony in Spain.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Odiel and Tinto marshes and Huelva coastal lagoons. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.