Tablas de Daimiel National Park

National Park
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Description

This area includes a wetland on the La Mancha plain in Spain. The park is the smallest of Spain national parks. This wetland occurs due to flooding of the Guadiana and Gigüela rivers and discharges from an underground aquifer. In the area there are the following habitats: permanent freshwater watercourse, temporary brackish watercourse, islets, floodplains, marshes and shrub formations mainly of tamarisk.

Ornithological importance

The park holds in the winter internationally important populations of the Gadwall (Anas strepera) and Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) and at national level of the Common Teal (Anas crecca), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata), Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) and Common Coot (Fulica atra). During the breeding period the Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) form mixed colonies of international importance. Highlight also to the presence of important breeding populations of Bearded Parrotbill (Panurus biarmicus), Eurasian Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) and Great Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus).

Geographic information

39.139977°, -3.706470°
19.280km²

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Conservation status

  • National Park
    • Parque Nacional de las Tablas de Daimiel
      Yes
      100.00
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