Antigorio and Formazza valleys

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC resident 1997 min 10 breeding pairs C6
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta LC resident 1998 common C6
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident - common B2
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 1998 min 5 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1998 min 4 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1996 5-6 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1997 min 10 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1996 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1996 frequent A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1996 uncommon A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1996 common A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 1996 uncommon A3
Citril Finch Carduelis citrinella LC resident 1996 uncommon A3

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Alpe Veglia e Devero Regional Nature Park 11,000 protected area contained by site 11,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Antigorio and Formazza valleys. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.