Cape San Marco

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 200 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A rocky coastal area in west-central Sardinia, which includes the small island Isola di Mal di Ventre, the islet Scoglio del Catalano, and the capes Turr'e Seu and Capo San Marco. The main habitats are rocky cliffs and shores, maquis and garrigue. The main land-use is tourism.

Key biodiversity
Important breeding site for seabirds, including Larus audouinii. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (4 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape San Marco. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.