Ebro delta

Important bird area (IBA)
Record Public

Description

This area is located in the autonomous region of Catalonia in Spain, and comprises the large Ebro delta, in the Mediterranean coast.
In the area there are the following habitats: streams, farms (rice fields), shallow brackish lagoons, reedbeds, saltmarshes, riverine forests, saltpans, dunes and sand beaches.

Ornithological importance

The wetland is one of the most important sites in the Mediterranean for wintering (180000 birds), passage and breeding (30000 pairs) waterbirds. In this area occur breeding species such as Audouin's Gull (Larus audouinii), Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida), Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides), Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea), Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina), and Common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna).

Geographic information

40.710115°, 0.735097°
344.758km²

Habitats

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Threats

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Land uses

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Conservation status

Information in English
  • Birdlife, Delta do Ebro
  • Ramsar, Delta del Ebro
  • Birdwatching, Terres de l'Ebre, Patronat de Turisme, Diputació Tarragona
  • Habitat Selection of Passerine Birds Nesting in the Ebbro Delta Reedbeds (NE Spain): Management Implications, Jordi Martınez-Vilalta, Albert Bertolero, David Bigas, Jean-Yves Paquet, and Albert Martinez-Vilalta
  • Sociedad Española de Ornitología, Reserva Natural de Riet Vell
  • Audouin Birding Tours, Bird List from the Ebro Delta
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