Santander Bay

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, B1i, C1, C2 (2011)
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Area: 4,849 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 very high favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
A coastal bay with sandbanks and a small island. The site includes a port. Human activities include fishing and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for migrant waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Santander Bay. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.