IT167
Pantani di Vendicari e di Capo Passero


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1990-2001 10-40 individuals C6
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1990-2001 10-60 individuals C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter 1990-2001 50-100 individuals C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC winter 1990-2001 50-180 individuals C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1990-2001 50-180 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC winter 1990-2001 100-3,000 individuals C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1990-2001 80-200 breeding pairs C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 1990-2001 50-150 individuals C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vendicari Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,517 protected area overlaps with site 1,517
Vendicari Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,450 protected area overlaps with site 1,450
Riserva naturale Oasi Faunistica di Vendicari Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 1,512 protected area overlaps with site 1,512
Pantano Morghella Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 263 protected area overlaps with site 148
Pantani Sicilia S.O. Regional Nature Reserve 1,385 protected area contained by site 1,385
Pantani della Sicilia sud-orientale; Morghella, di Marzamemi, di Punta Pilieri e Vendicari Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,559 protected area overlaps with site 3,051
Pantani della Sicilia sud orientale Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,601 protected area overlaps with site 1,448
Fondali di Vendicari Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,901 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fondali dell'isola di Capo Passero Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,367 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pantani di Vendicari e di Capo Passero. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.