Paul do Taipal

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 2001 6-10 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 2001 4-10 individuals C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 2001 10 breeding pairs C6
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC resident 1999 1,500-6,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 2001 5-6 breeding pairs C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC resident 1996 100-120 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1996 common C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 1996 2-5 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1996 common C6
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica LC winter 1996 frequent C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? no Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Paul do Taipal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 221 protected area overlaps with site 205
Paúl do Taipal Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 233 is identical to site 233


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Paul do Taipal. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.