Adda Sud Park heronries

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 87 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
Riparian habitats of the Adda river, a tributary of the River Po. Habitats are dominated by shallow standing water, aquatic vegetation and wet woodlands, and the site is surrounded by cultivated land and poplar Populus plantations. The main land-uses are nature conservation and agriculture.

Key biodiversity
There are two large mixed heronries, called Garzaia di Cascina Pioppo and Garzaia di Zerbaglia. The latter was listed in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989) as `La Zerbaglia' (former site IT022).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Adda Sud Park heronries. Downloaded from on 07/10/2022.