IT203
Gargano Promontory and Capitanata Wetlands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 2000-2001 28-72 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 2000-2001 104-142 individuals B1i, C3
Phoenicopterus ruber NR breeding 1999 200 breeding pairs C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2001 20-34 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1993 304-600 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1993-1995 3,206-5,650 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 1999 650 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1993-1995 93-95 individuals C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC winter 2000-2001 4,663-7,887 individuals C2, C6
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 1999 131 breeding pairs C2, C6
Circaetus gallicus NR breeding 2000-2001 2-5 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC winter 2000-2001 8-39 individuals C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2000-2001 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1990-2000 10-30 breeding pairs C6
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 2000-2001 5-7 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 2000-2001 7-10 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2000-2001 10,462-25,774 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zone umide della Capitanata Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,110 protected area overlaps with site 14,109
Valloni e Steppe Pedegarganiche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 29,817 protected area contained by site 29,817
Valloni di Mattinata - Monte Sacro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,510 protected area contained by site 6,510
Valle Ofanto - Lago di Capaciotti Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,572 protected area overlaps with site 0
Valle Fortore; Lago di Occhito Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,369 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Testa del Gargano Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,658 protected area contained by site 5,658
Saline di Margherita di Savoia Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,871 protected area contained by site 3,871
Riserva naturale Sfilzi Riserva Naturale Statale 56 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Salina di Margherita di Savoia Riserva Naturale Statale 3,871 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Palude di Frattarolo Riserva Naturale Statale 257 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Monte Barone Riserva Naturale Statale 124 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Masseria Combattenti Riserva Naturale Statale 82 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Lago di Lesina (parte orientale) Riserva Naturale Statale 930 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Isola Varano Riserva Naturale Statale 145 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Ischitella e Carpino Riserva Naturale Statale 299 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Il Monte Riserva Naturale Statale 130 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Foresta Umbra Riserva Naturale Statale 399 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Falascone Riserva Naturale Statale 48 protected area contained by site 0
Promontorio del Gargano Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 70,012 protected area contained by site 70,012
Pineta Marzini Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 787 protected area contained by site 787
Parco nazionale del Gargano Parco Nazionale 118,144 protected area contained by site 118,144
Parco naturale regionale Fiume Ofanto Parco naturale regionale/provinciale 24,883 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Paludi presso il Golfo di Manfredonia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,437 protected area overlaps with site 14,437
Monte Saraceno Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 197 protected area contained by site 197
Monte Calvo - Piana di Montenero Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,620 protected area contained by site 7,620
Monte Calvo - Piana di Montenero Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,620 protected area contained by site 0
Manacore del Gargano Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,063 protected area contained by site 2,063
Laghi di Lesina e Varano Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,195 protected area contained by site 15,196
Isola e Lago di Varano Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,146 protected area contained by site 8,146
Foresta Umbra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20,656 protected area contained by site 20,656
Duna e Lago di Lesina - Foce del Fortore Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,823 protected area overlaps with site 59,519
Castagneto Pia; Lapolda, Monte la Serra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 689 protected area contained by site 689
Bosco Quarto - Monte Spigno Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,862 protected area contained by site 7,861
Bosco Jancuglia - Monte Castello Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,456 protected area contained by site 4,456

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Coastline -
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
military -
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gargano Promontory and Capitanata Wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.