IT070
Po Delta


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
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC winter 1997-2001 1,236 individuals C3
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 1997-2001 1,830 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 2001 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC winter 1999 present C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1999 305-526 breeding pairs C2, C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 2001 50-100 breeding pairs C2, C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 2001 170-330 breeding pairs C2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1997-2001 483 individuals C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter 1997-2001 791-1,284 individuals C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 2001 550-800 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1999 100-200 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1997-2001 present C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2001 100-150 breeding pairs C6
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 1997-2001 3,917 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1991 2,000-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1991 1,000-1,500 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2000-2001 158-310 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 2001 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i, C2
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 2001 80-90 breeding pairs C2, C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1999 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i, C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 1999 2 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC winter 1997-2001 56-73 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1999 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2001 13-18 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1999 26,000-37,000 individuals A4iii, C4

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valle di Gorino Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,330 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sacca di Goro; Po di Goro, Valle Dindona, Foce del Po di Volano Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,872 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sacca di Goro; Po di Goro, Valle Dindona, Foce del Po di Volano Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,872 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Riserva naturale Bocche di Po Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 425 protected area contained by site 0
Parco regionale del Delta del Po (VE) Parco naturale regionale/provinciale 12,129 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fiume Po da Stellata a Mesola e Cavo Napoleonico Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,140 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fiume Po da Stellata a Mesola e Cavo Napoleonico Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,140 protected area overlaps with site 0
Delta del Po: tratto terminale e delta veneto Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 25,362 protected area overlaps with site 16,891
Delta del Po Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,012 protected area overlaps with site 17,868
Delta del Po Regional Nature Park 59,118 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cà Mello Private Reserve 32 protected area contained by site 32
Bonello Giozzette State Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Bonello Cornerona State Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Bonello Cà Zuliani State Nature Reserve 14 protected area contained by site 14
Bonello Bacucco State Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Bocche di Po State Nature Reserve 457 protected area contained by site 457
Biotopo Bonello Private Reserve 35 protected area contained by site 35

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Po Delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.