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.
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.).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Beigua. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mount-beigua-iba-italy on 28/11/2023.