The site was identified as important in 2011 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||EN||winter||2011||max 193 individuals||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ontalafia Lagoon. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ontalafia-lagoon-iba-spain on 02/10/2023.