River Sele middle valley

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,527 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
An alluvial plain formed by the Sele river, between Monti Alburni and Monti Picentini. A dam on the river has created an artificial lake which is fringed by wet riparian woodland. Other habitats include maquis, broadleaved woodland, grassland and arable fields. The main land-use is nature conservation.

Key biodiversity
A notable site for breeding and staging waterbirds. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (6-8 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Sele middle valley. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.