A pre-Alpine area in north-eastern Italy, with mountains and hills dominated by broadleaved woodland (beech Fagus) and scrub (Pinus mugo), with some alpine grasslands. The current area incorporates part of a site that was listed in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989), `Area between Gemona, Valle Resia, Monte Canin and Foresta del Tarvisio' (part of former site IT037).
The site is particularly important for Crex crex, which breeds in the grasslands, and for gamebirds.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Giulie Pre-Alps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2020.