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Albufera de Mallorca and Albufereta de Pollença marshes
3o 6.00' East 39o 47.00' North
A1, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6
0 - 6m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description Two wetlands in northern Mallorca. The Albufera has a large coastal lagoon connected to the sea but also areas of standing freshwater. There are extensive areas of marsh vegetation dominated by Phragmites, Scirpus and Cladium. There are also abandoned saltpans and sand-dunes with Mediterranean scrub and Pinus forest. The Albufereta has open water and also areas of reedbed (Phragmites) and Tamarix scrub.
Key Biodiversity This is a very important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds, raptors and passerines190 bird species have been recorded. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).
Protection statusNational Partial International High1,900 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (S'Albufera de Mallorca, 1,900 ha). 1,700 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (S'Albufera de Mallorca, 1,700 ha). 2,584 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (S'Albufera de Mallorca, 2,584 ha).
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BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Albufera de Mallorca and Albufereta de Pollença marshes. Downloaded from
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