Middle valley of Tagliamento river

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2000 66 breeding pairs A1, C1, C2, C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1996 2-4 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1996 10-20 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Valle del Medio Tagliamento Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,580 protected area overlaps with site 2,082
Riserva naturale del Lago di Cornino Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 487 protected area overlaps with site 487
Col Gentile Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,038 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Middle valley of Tagliamento river. Downloaded from on 22/09/2023.