Santander Bay

Country/territory: Spain

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

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high favourable low
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Site description
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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santander Bay. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.