Gargano promontory

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 1990-1997 7-60 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1990-1997 80-170 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1990-1997 7-19 breeding pairs C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1996-1997 2 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1990-1997 5-9 breeding pairs B2, C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1990-1997 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1990-1997 min 30 breeding pairs B3, C6
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1990-1997 11-18 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1990-1997 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1990-1997 min 100 breeding pairs C2, C6
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC resident 1996-1997 min 200 breeding pairs B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Riserva naturale Sfilzi Riserva Naturale Statale 56 protected area contained by site 56
Riserva naturale Monte Barone Riserva Naturale Statale 124 protected area contained by site 124
Riserva naturale Falascone Riserva Naturale Statale 48 protected area contained by site 48
Parco nazionale del Gargano Parco Nazionale 118,144 protected area overlaps with site 120,000
Foresta Umbra Biogenetic Reserves 399 protected area contained by site 399


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gargano promontory. Downloaded from on 22/06/2021.