A group of five wetlands south-west of the city of Almería. The site includes a coastal strip 15 km long, to the south of Roquetas del Mar, with a sand beach, sand-dunes and large seasonal lagoons with sparse halophytic vegetation and reedbeds (Phragmites). Saltpans occupy 450 ha.
This is an important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Marmaronetta angustirostris (9 wintering individuals).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wetlands of western Almería. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.