River Piedras marshes and Rompido sandbank

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 3,258 ha


Site description (baseline)
The site includes a 12-km-long sandbank, productive sandflats and an estuarine area. The main human activities include fisheries and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for wintering waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Piedras marshes and Rompido sandbank. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.