Paul de Arzila

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 482 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description
A small freshwater marsh with an extensive reedbed, located in central-west Portugal, very close to the town of Coimbra. The marsh is bordered by pine woodland, and is situated in a relatively densely populated region. An important part of a network of small wetlands in the Mondego valley, which includes two other IBAs: Paul do Taipal (009) and Paul de Madriz (011).

Key biodiversity
The area supports important breeding numbers of two herons (Ixobricus minutus e Ardea purpurea)and a raptor (Milvus migrans), as well as large numbers of migratory passerines during autumn migration.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paul de Arzila. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.