Boscone island

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 292 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
An alluvial island on the south bank of the River Po, connected to the shore by a narrow isthmus. It is covered mainly by shrubby Salix woodland, and bordered by reedbeds. The main land-use is nature conservation. The surrounding land is agricultural, mainly poplar Populus plantations.

Key biodiversity
The island holds an important mixed heronry of Nycticorax nycticorax, Egretta garzetta and Ardeola ralloides.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boscone island. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.