Daunia mountains

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 75,027 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A pre-Apennine mountain area in southern Italy, mainly covered by remnants of broadleaved woodland and extensive cultivated areas. The site also includes an artificial lake (Lago di Occhito). The main land-uses are agriculture and forestry.

Key biodiversity
Important breeding area for raptors. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Daunia mountains. Downloaded from on 05/03/2021.