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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 0o 10.00' West  41o 45.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 610 ha
Altitude 280 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A former salty, endorreic lake that now is a freshwater wetland with reedbeds (Phragmites).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1996  20-25 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1996  2-6 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Laguna de Sarinena National Game Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 604  
LAGUNA DE SARIÑENA Y BALSA DE LA ESTACIÓN - ES0000294 Birds Directive 653 protected area overlaps with site 525  

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%

Protection status National High International None604 ha of IBA covered by Wild Fauna Reserve (Laguna de Sariñena, 604 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sariñena lake and La Estación pond. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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