Scrivia stream

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 3,000 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
A stretch of the Scrivia stream, between the villages of Arquata and Tortona. Habitats include large areas of shingle, dry grasslands, and riverine woodlands (poplar Populus, oak Quercus). The main land-uses are nature conservation and research, and gravel extraction.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for the presence of breeding Merops apiaster and there is a small mixed heronry. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila clanga (min. 1, winter).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Scrivia stream. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.