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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 1o 10.00' West  42o 10.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 860 ha
Altitude 250 - 650m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Small ponds used for irrigation, with emergent vegetation (Phragmites, Typha, Scirpus), surrounded by irrigated crops.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding waterbirds and wintering ducks.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris resident  1996  2 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1996  15-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus resident  1996  15-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 80%
hunting 10%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cinco Villas ponds. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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