IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 8,350 ha
Site description (baseline)
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.
The site is important for wintering and migrating waterbirds, most notably Numenius tenuirostris.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Circeo National Park. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2781 on 01/06/2023.