IT121
Circeo National Park


Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 8,350 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
An area on the Tyrrhenian coast, between Roma and Napoli, including four brackish lakes (Laghi Pontini) and surrounding marshes, rocky cliffs, sand-dunes and beaches, broadleaved and seasonally flooded woodlands, and maquis. Isola di Zannone, a small island that is part of the Circeo National Park, is included in the `Ponziane islands' IBA (site 122). The main land-uses are nature conservation, cattle-raising, tourism, cultivation and fish-farming.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for wintering and migrating waterbirds, most notably Numenius tenuirostris.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Circeo National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/07/2020.