Middle valley of Tagliamento river

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The middle course of Tagliamento river, in north-eastern Italy, is a pre-Alpine area with various dry and wet habitats (steppe grasslands, boulders, broadleaved and wet woodlands, springs, rocky cliffs). The main land-uses are hunting and recreational activities.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for birds of dry or open habitats, and a foraging area for large raptors. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (2-4 pairs).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No major threats are present. The area is a proposed Regional Park. A feeding station for large raptors, especially Gyps fulvus, is maintained in the area.

Protected areas
National Partial International None487 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Lago di Cornino, 487 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Middle valley of Tagliamento river. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.