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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 6o 14.00' West  36o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 350 ha
Altitude 30 - 56m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Three small lagoons to the north of Puerto de Santa María. They are surrounded by irrigated crops and grassland.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding and non-breeding waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Marmaronetta angustirostris (non-breeding)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala non-breeding  1997  54 individuals  good  A1, B1i, C1, C2  Endangered 
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata resident  1992  16 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lagunas de Cádiz (Laguna de Medina y Laguna Salada) Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 158 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Lagunas Salada, Juncosa y Chica Natural Reserve 291 protected area contained by site 291  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National Partial International Partial291 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Lagunas Salada, Juncosa y Chica, 291 ha). 37 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Laguna Salada, 37 ha). 63 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lagunas de Terry: Salada, Juncosa y Chica, 63 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lagunas de El Puerto de Santa María. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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