Paul de Madriz

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 89 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 bordered by pine woodland, located in central Portugal, very close to the town of Coimbra, on a tributary of the Mondego river. 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 Arzila (010).

Key biodiversity
The reedbeds are important for two breeding waterbirds, and support large numbers of migratory passerines during autumn migration. Wintering duck numbers regularly exceed 2,000 birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paul de Madriz. Downloaded from on 27/09/2022.