Santoña marshes

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B3, C1, C2, C3 (2011)
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Area: 6,907 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high favourable medium
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Site description
A coastal marsh with sand-dunes and extensive intertidal mudflats. Human activities include fishing and shellfish collecting.

Key biodiversity
The most important wintering and passage site for waterbirds on the north coast of the Iberian peninsula.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santoña marshes. Downloaded from on 19/01/2021.