Paul do Taipal

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C6 (2002)
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Area: 233 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description (baseline)
A small, densely vegetated freshwater marsh located in the lower Mondego valley, west of the town of Coimbra in central Portugal. An important part of a network of small wetlands in the Mondego valley, which includes two other IBAs: Paul de Arzila (010) and Paul de Madriz (011).

Key biodiversity
The site supports a wide variety of breeding waterbirds, and is nationally important for wintering duck, as well as holding large numbers of migrating passerines during the autumn migration.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Paul do Taipal. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.