A mountain area, in the southern Apennines, which includes the central area of the Aspromonte complex and two valleys which reach down to the coast. Extensive broadleaved and coniferous woodlands are the dominant habitats. The main land-uses are forestry and cattle-rearing.
An important migratory `bottleneck' site for raptors. A few thousand are thought to pass regularly every spring, mostly Pernis apivorus, with many Milvus migrans and Circus aeruginosus as well, although there have been no systematic counts.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aspromonte. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2021.