The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Red Kite Milvus milvus||LC||resident||2001||7-15 breeding pairs||C6|
|European Roller Coracias garrulus||LC||breeding||2001||10-12 breeding pairs||C6|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Valle Basento - Ferrandina Scalo||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||733||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Valle Basento - Ferrandina Scalo||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||733||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Parco nazionale del Pollino||Parco Nazionale||171,132||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Massiccio del Monte Pollino e Monte Alpi||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||88,052||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Calanchi della Basilicata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/calanchi-della-basilicata-iba-italy on 27/09/2023.