A complex of coastal brackish lakes, in the south of Sicily, separated from the sea by sand-dunes. There are large reedbeds and beds of submerged waterweed (Potamogeton, Ceratophyllum). The main land-uses are grazing, water management and nature conservation.
The site is important for migrating waterbirds, especially Aythya nyroca (also breeds, min. 3 pairs), herons, Plegadis falcinellus, Platalea leucorodia, and waders.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Biviere and Plain of Gela. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2021.