|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||State (condition)||Pressure (threat)||Response (action)|
|2005||not assessed||low||not assessed|
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Site description (2002 baseline)
This site, located in the west and north-west of Portugal, includes a large estuarine area, salinas, freshwater marshes and alluvial forest associated with the River Vouga and its main tributaries, and shallower coastal waters offshore (to a depth of 20 m).
The site holds 20,000 or more wintering waterbirds on a regular basis, with important congregations of sea-duck offshore (Melanitta nigra) and waders on the intertidal flats (notably Calidris alpina). The freshwater marshes and estuarine areas support important breeding numbers of several waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ria de Aveiro. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ria-de-aveiro-iba-portugal on 26/09/2023.