Mar Menor coastal lagoon IBA

Location:Spain
Area:36,900 acres (14,933 hectares)
IBA Criteria:A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6
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Climate:View Climate Data
Köppen climate classification:BSk (Climate: arid; Precipitation: steppe; Temperature: cold arid)
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Species

Name IBA Criteria  Website 
Charadrius alexandrinus (Snowy Plover)B2
Gelochelidon nilotica (Gull-billed Tern)B2, C2
Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt)C6
Ichthyaetus audouinii (Audouin's Gull)A1, C1
Marmaronetta angustirostris (Marbled Duck)B2, C6
Podiceps nigricollis (Eared Grebe)A4i, B1i, C3
Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet)B3, C6
Sternula albifrons (Little Tern)B1i, B2, C2, C6

Important Bird Area provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2010
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263