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Location Spain, Aragón,Navarra
Central coordinates 1o 34.00' West  42o 24.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 260 ha
Altitude 350 - 370m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description Small endorreic lagoons, now used for irrigation, with water-fringe vegetation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris resident  1996  1-2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1996  18-22 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus resident  1992  35-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Laguna de Dos Reinos Natural Area 21 protected area contained by site 21  
Laguna de Pitillas Nature Reserve 216 protected area contained by site 216  
Laguna de Pitillas - ES0000133 Birds Directive 215 protected area contained by site 215  

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Protection status National High International High21 ha of IBA covered by Natural Area (Laguna de Dos Reinos, 21 ha). 216 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna de Pitillas, 216 ha). 21 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Laguna de Dos Reinos, 21 ha). 216 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Laguna de Pitillas, 216 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pitillas and Dos Reinos lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014

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