Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 2,800 ha


Site description (baseline)
The site includes a section of the River Guadiana with patches of alluvial woodland and surrounding dehesas and cereal crops. The main activity is livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for species associated with riverine habitats, particularly breeding herons. The IBA holds one of Spain's most important colonies of Bubulcus ibis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Valongo. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.