Cuenca de Gallocanta

Special Protection Area (SPA) - International
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This area is located in the autonomous region of Aragon in Spain and includes the largest saline lake on the Iberian Peninsula.
In the area there are the following habitats: plateau, shallow saline lake, reedbeds, streams, saline grasslands, and farms with cereal crops.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 220 species, of which approximately 100 species breed regularly. The wetland is internationally important for breeding, staging and wintering waterbirds. During the migration periods there is a record of tens of thousands of Common Cranes (Grus grus) and thousands during the wintering period. Highlight also for the occurrence of the Gadwall (Anas strepera), Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata), Common Teal (Anas crecca), Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), Great Bustard (Otis tarda), Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni), Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis), Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus), Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra), and Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla).

Geographic information

40.966667°, -1.550000°
980m - 1044m


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Land uses

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Conservation status

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Laguna de Gallocanta

Specific conservation status: Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)
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