Ernici and Simbruini mountains

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 121,876 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A mountainous area of limestone karst in the central Apennines, covered mainly by broadleaved forests (especially beech Fagus) and extensive rocky pastures. The site is rich in rocky cliffs and caves. The main land-use is the rearing of cattle and horses.

Key biodiversity
An important site for some raptor and passerine species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ernici and Simbruini mountains. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.