Middle course of River Brenta

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The middle course of the River Brenta, from the bridge at Nove to the bridge at Carturo, about 15 km north-east of the town of Vicenza. The main habitats are large stretches of shingle, pseudo-steppes, shrubs and wet woodlands. Most of the area is not utilized by man.

Key biodiversity
Notable numbers of several passerines breed in the area. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila clanga (min. 1, winter).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are the proposed dredging of the riverbed and the proposed re-opening of hunting in the area, which is currently a no-hunting zone (so as to allow game species to reproduce). The area is a proposed Regional Park. Some or all of the site is covered by a management plan. Bird-ringing takes place.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Middle course of River Brenta. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.