Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Paul do Taipal
8o 41.00' West 40o 11.00' North
A4i, B1i, C6
3 - 25m
Year of IBA assessment
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Site description A small, densely vegetated freshwater marsh located in the lower Mondego valley, west of the town of Coimbra in central Portugal. An important part of a network of small wetlands in the Mondego valley, which includes two other IBAs: Paul de Arzila (010) and Paul de Madriz (011).
Key Biodiversity The site supports a wide variety of breeding waterbirds, and is nationally important for wintering duck, as well as holding large numbers of migrating passerines during the autumn migration.