Rocca Busambra

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
An area of hills south of the city of Palermo, in north-west Sicily. The area lies between the following localities, Misilmeri, Vicari, Corleone, Roccamena and Monte Gradara, and comprises cultivated land, with patches of maquis, woodland and garrigue.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding raptors, including Falco naumanni.

Protected areas
National Partial International UnknownIBA contains Regional Nature Reserve (Bagni di Cefalà Diana e Chiara Stella, area not known). 7,397 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, ecc., 7,397 ha). IBA contains Regional Nature Reserve (Serre della Pizzuta, area not known). Overlaps with SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rocca Busambra. Downloaded from on 05/10/2023.