IT199
River Po: from Ticino mouth to Boscone island


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 2001 80-120 breeding pairs C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 2001 60-90 breeding pairs C2, C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC winter 2000 60-200 individuals C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1994 max 2,045 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 2000 30-70 individuals C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter 2000 50-120 individuals C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1991 90-130 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1991 120-180 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1996-2001 2 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Viadana; Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,223 protected area overlaps with site 2,022
Spinadesco Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,039 protected area overlaps with site 1,039
Spiaggioni di Spinadesco Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 825 protected area contained by site 825
Senna Lodigiana Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 327 protected area overlaps with site 267
Riserva Regionale Lanca di Gerole Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,180 protected area overlaps with site 1,180
Riserva Regionale Garzaia di Pomponesco Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 96 protected area contained by site 96
Riserva Regionale Bosco Ronchetti Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 300 protected area overlaps with site 281
Riserva naturale orientata Lanca di Gerole Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 48 protected area overlaps with site 0
Riserva naturale orientata Bosco Ronchetti Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 28 protected area overlaps with site 0
Riserva naturale Isola Boscone Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 200 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Garzaia di Pomponesco Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 62 protected area contained by site 0
Pomponesco Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 62 protected area contained by site 62
Po di San Rocco al Porto Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 132 protected area overlaps with site 0
Po di Pieve Porto Morone Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 33 protected area overlaps with site 27
Po di Monticelli Pavese e Chignolo Po Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 290 protected area overlaps with site 194
Po di Corte S. Andrea Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 135 protected area contained by site 135
Po da Albaredo Arnaboldi ad Arena Po Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 907 protected area overlaps with site 463
Parco Regionale Oglio Sud Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,023 protected area overlaps with site 298
Lancone di Gussola Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 114 protected area overlaps with site 89
Lanca di Gussola Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 152 protected area overlaps with site 152
Lanca di Gerole Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 476 protected area overlaps with site 476
Isola Maria Luigia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 556 protected area overlaps with site 556
Isola Boscone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 139 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isola Boscone Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 139 protected area overlaps with site 139
Isola Boscone Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 201 protected area overlaps with site 0
Golena del Po presso Zibello Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 336 protected area overlaps with site 291
Golena del Po di Gualtieri; Guastalla e Luzzara Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,131 protected area contained by site 0
Golena del Po di Gualtieri; Guastalla e Luzzara Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,131 protected area contained by site 1,120
Fiume Po da Rio Boriacco a Bosco Ospizio Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,151 protected area overlaps with site 4,269
Fiume Po da Rio Boriacco a Bosco Ospizio Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,151 protected area overlaps with site 0
Castelnuovo Bocca d'Adda Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 165 protected area overlaps with site 135
Bosco Ronchetti Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 210 protected area overlaps with site 182
Bosco Foce Oglio Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 306 protected area overlaps with site 285
Basso Trebbia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,336 protected area overlaps with site 357
Basso Taro Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,005 protected area overlaps with site 288
Basso Taro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,005 protected area overlaps with site 0
Aree delle risorgive di Viarolo; Bacini di Torrile, Fascia golenale del Po Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,622 protected area overlaps with site 572
Aree delle risorgive di Viarolo; Bacini di Torrile, Fascia golenale del Po Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,622 protected area overlaps with site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Po: from Ticino mouth to Boscone island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/08/2020.