Cape San Marco

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A rocky coastal area in west-central Sardinia, which includes the small island Isola di Mal di Ventre, the islet Scoglio del Catalano, and the capes Turr'e Seu and Capo San Marco. The main habitats are rocky cliffs and shores, maquis and garrigue. The main land-use is tourism.

Key biodiversity
Important breeding site for seabirds, including Larus audouinii. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (4 pairs).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is tourism. The area is a proposed Regional Park, `Parco Regionale del Sinis-Montiferru'.

Protected areas
National Partial International None111 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (Seu, 111 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape San Marco. Downloaded from on 20/04/2021.