Fucecchio marsh

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A freshwater wetland in Tuscany, a few kilometres south of the town of Montecatini. There are reedbeds, open waters, a wet woodland (Bosco di Chiusi) and surrounding cultivated areas.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding herons and reedbed passerines.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are hunting and water management.

Protected areas
National Partial International None300 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Padule di Fucecchio e Lago di Sibolla, 560 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fucecchio marsh. Downloaded from on 08/05/2021.