Vico lake

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2002)
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Area: 2,110 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A freshwater lake in central Italy, in a volcanic crater about 10 km south-east of the town of Viterbo. The borders of the lake are fringed with Phragmites and Juncus. The surrounding area is mainly broadleaved forest (dominated by oak Quercus, beech Fagus, hornbeam Carpinus, chestnut Castanea, maple Acer) and agricultural land. Main land-use is agriculture.

Key biodiversity
The lake is notable for wintering duck, the surroundings for breeding owls, woodpeckers and passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vico lake. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023.