Circeo National Park

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 8,350 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

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.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Circeo National Park. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.