A wetland complex on the Tyrrhenian coast, east of the city of Pisa. The site comprises open (San Rossore) and wooded (San Rossore and Migliarino) coastal marshes, the estuaries of two large rivers (Arno and Serchio) and a tract of very shallow sea offshore. There are dunes between the marshes and the sea and extensive arable/pasture areas at San Rossore. The main land-use is nature conservation.
An important site for some migrating and wintering waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (max. 2 in winter, also occurs on passage).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are coastal erosion and river pollution (`Other' threat, above). Some or all of the site is covered by a management plan.
National High International Unknown7,000 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli, 22,000 ha). Overlaps with SPA.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Migliarino-San Rossore. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2022.