Laguna de Pitillas

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Laguna de Pitillas

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  • Area: 
    216 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    42°25'N 01°34'W
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Laguna de Pitillas. 18/11/96; Navarra; 216 ha; 42°25'N 001°35'W. Natural Reserve, European Community Special Protection Area. The site was originally a permanent brackish lagoon, but it has been converted into an artificial impoundment. It is a nutrient-poor wetland which holds 6-11% of the Spanish wintering population of Circus aeruginosus and 9% of the Spanish breeding population of this species. Botaurus stellaris nests regularly and Porzana porzana occasionally. The lake, which has a dense population and great variety in species of amphibians, is surrounded by dry kermes oak forest. The only activities permitted are observation by visitors. Ramsar site no. 871. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Comunidad Foral de Navarra

  • National legal designation: 
    • Reserva Natural
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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