River Ebro ox-bow lakes

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: C6 (2011)
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Area: 12,511 ha


Site description (baseline)
A 25-km stretch of the River Ebro downstream from Zaragoza, including a number of abandoned meanders. Some areas of alluvial woodland, ponds and small areas of marsh vegetation remain in an otherwise intensively cultivated area.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding herons and migrating passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Ebro ox-bow lakes. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.