Mount Beigua

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: B1iv, C5, C6 (2002)
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Area: 11,276 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
A mountainous area in the northern Apennines, 10 km north-east of the town of Savona. The main habitats are broadleaved and coniferous forests, cultivated and ruderal lands, streams and, in the highest areas, alpine grasslands and rocky cliffs. The main land-uses are nature conservation, forest management, sheep-rearing, and tourism.

Key biodiversity
An important `bottleneck' site for birds migrating along the French coast towards the Padana plain in spring, especially for raptors (more than 3,000 per season, especially Pernis apivorus, Circaetus gallicus and Circus aeruginosus), pigeons/doves, swifts and passerines (swallows, etc.).

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Beigua. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.