Casaraccio pool, Stintino saltpans and Pilo pool

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 954 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
Two pools to the west of the village of Porto Torres, at the north-western corner of Sardinia. Pilo pool is separated from the sea by sand-dunes and is fringed by a belt of reeds Phragmites. Casaraccio pool is the remnant of a large wetland. The site also includes a small salina (Saline di Stintino). The main activity is fishing.

Key biodiversity
A wintering site for waterbirds (including Phoenicopterus ruber). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (max. 8, winter).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Casaraccio pool, Stintino saltpans and Pilo pool. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.