River Biferno

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 45,066 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
A hilly area in central Italy, 15 km north-east of the town of Campobasso. Habitats include a stretch of river, a man-made lake, streams, maquis, broadleaved woodlands, and large tracts of agricultural land. The main land-uses are agriculture, hunting and forestry.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (rare on passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Biferno. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.