Database release:
SDF
NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

A

1.2 Site code

PTZPE0001

1.3 Site name

Estuários dos Rios Minho e Coura

1.4 First Compilation date

1998-05

1.5 Update date

2015-11

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, I.P.
Address:               
Email:icnf@icnf.pt

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:1988-03
National legal reference of SPA designationDecreto-Lei nº 384-B/99 de 23 de Setembro

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-8.775190
Latitude:41.920395

2.2 Area [ha]

3392.6200

2.3 Marine area [%]

8.1900

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
PT11Norte

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Marine Atlantic (8.19 %) Atlantic (91.81 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
1130  info      0.00   
1210  info      0.00   
1230  info      0.00   
1310  info      0.00         
1320  info      0.00   
1330  info      0.00   
2110  info      0.00   
2120  info      0.00   
2130  info      0.00   
2270  info      0.00   
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
F6156Achondrostoma oligolepis          DD 
BA298Acrocephalus arundinaceus          DD       
BA298Acrocephalus arundinaceus          DD       
BA295Acrocephalus schoenobaenus          DD       
BA297Acrocephalus scirpaceus          DD       
BA297Acrocephalus scirpaceus          DD       
BA168Actitis hypoleucos          DD       
BA168Actitis hypoleucos          DD       
BA229Alcedo atthis          DD       
F1102Alosa alosa          DD 
F1103Alosa fallax          DD 
BA052Anas crecca    200  200         
BA050Anas penelope    75  75         
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    900  900       
BA257Anthus pratensis          DD       
BA259Anthus spinoletta          DD       
BA256Anthus trivialis          DD       
BA029Ardea purpurea         
BA222Asio flammeus          DD       
BA061Aythya fuligula    300  300         
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla          DD       
BA144Calidris alba          DD       
BA149Calidris alpina          DD       
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD       
BA365Carduelis spinus          DD       
BA136Charadrius dubius          DD       
BA137Charadrius hiaticula          DD       
A1172Chioglossa lusitanica          DD       
BA081Circus aeruginosus     
BA113Coturnix coturnix          DD       
BA212Cuculus canorus          DD       
A1194Discoglossus galganoi          DD       
BA026Egretta garzetta    10  50         
I1065Euphydryas aurinia          DD 
BA099Falco subbuteo     
BA322Ficedula hypoleuca          DD       
BA125Fulica atra          DD       
BA153Gallinago gallinago          DD       
BA130Haematopus ostralegus          DD       
BA300Hippolais polyglotta          DD       
BA251Hirundo rustica          DD       
BA251Hirundo rustica          DD       
BA022Ixobrychus minutus          DD       
R1259Lacerta schreiberi           
BA184Larus argentatus          DD       
BA183Larus fuscus          DD       
BA179Larus ridibundus          DD       
BA292Locustella luscinioides          DD       
BA292Locustella luscinioides          DD       
BA246Lullula arborea          DD       
BA272Luscinia svecica          DD       
M1355Lutra lutra           
BA069Mergus serrator    25  25       
BA260Motacilla flava          DD       
BA319Muscicapa striata          DD       
BA160Numenius arquata          DD       
BA337Oriolus oriolus          DD       
I1041Oxygastra curtisii          DD       
BA094Pandion haliaetus     
F1095Petromyzon marinus          DD 
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo    100  250   
BA316Phylloscopus trochilus          DD       
BA141Pluvialis squatarola          DD       
F5296Pseudochondrostoma duriense          DD 
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta    50         
BA249Riparia riparia          DD       
F1127Rutilus arcasii          DD 
F1106Salmo salar          DD 
BA275Saxicola rubetra          DD       
BA191Sterna sandvicensis    100   
BA210Streptopelia turtur          DD       
BA351Sturnus vulgaris          DD       
BA310Sylvia borin          DD       
BA309Sylvia communis          DD       
BA162Tringa totanus          DD       
BA286Turdus iliacus          DD       
BA285Turdus philomelos          DD       
BA142Vanellus vanellus          DD       
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
A381Emberiza schoeniclus                   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0712.00
N035.00
N231.00
N143.00
N0612.00
N0250.00
N043.00
N198.00
N156.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

O estuário dos rios Minho e Coura estende-se desde Valença até à foz do rio Minho. Esta área reúne um conjunto der habitats húmidos de elevada importância ecológica incluindo águas estuarinas, bancos de vasa e de areia, sapais, matas ripícolas, caniçais e juncais. Na zona central do estuário a velocidade do fluxo diminui permitindo a acumulação de depósitos sedimentares e a formação de ilhas, que são utilizadas para exploração agrícola e pecuária.

4.2 Quality and importance

Importantes manchas de vegetação ribeirinha (matas ripícolas, caniçais, juncais), que albergam uma avifauna muito diversificada.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA02.01i
LA07i
LA08i
MC01.01o
LD01i
LD03.01.02i
LE01i
LE04.01i
MF02i
MF03.01i
LG01.02i
LH07i
HJ02.01i
MJ02.02.02i
LJ02.05i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.5 Documentation

Costa, L.T., M. Nunes, P. Geraldes, H. Costa 2003. Zonas Importantes para a Conservação das Aves em Portugal. SPEA. Farinha, J.C., L. Costa, A. Trindade, P.R. Araújo & E.P. Silva 2001. Zonas Húmidas Portuguesas de Importância Internacional. Instituto da Conservação da Natureza, Lisboa. Rosa G, D. Leitão, C. Mendes, F. Courinha, H. Costa, C. Pacheco & J. Pereira 2001b. Situação da Águia-sapeira Circus aeroginosus em Portugal: recenseamento da população invernante (1998/99). Airo 11: 23-27.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
PT00100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, I.P.
Address:
Email:icnf@icnf.pt

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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