Migliarino-San Rossore

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Protected areas
National High International Unknown7,000 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli, 22,000 ha). Overlaps with SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Migliarino-San Rossore. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.