This lagoon is included in the Andalusian Wetland Plan, and is a very important resource ecologically, as migratory birds rest, feed and reproduce there.
The lagoon receives 70% of rainfall during autumn and winter, reaching maximum precipitation in November and December.Given sparse rainfall and the high temperatures during the summer, the lagoon tends to dry out during summer months.
Many endangered bird species can be spotted here, the most remarkable being the white-headed duck and red-knobbed coot. Other species that reproduce in the wetland are: little ringed plovers, mallards, common pochards, common moorhens, Eurasian coots and little grebes. Other types of species can often be spotted, such as pink flamingos, buzzards, squacco herons, little egrets, grey herons, purple herons, white storks, Eurasian spoonbill, gadwalls, garganeys, northern shovellers, red-crested pochards, ruffs and common redshanks, among others.
laguna de la quinta