Lake Bolsena

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 16,558 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A freshwater lake of volcanic origin, 15 km north of the town of Viterbo, with large areas of reedbeds. The surroundings include large oak Quercus woodlands. The main land-uses are fishing, hunting and tourism.

Key biodiversity
The reedbeds are important for breeding Ixobrychus minutus. The woodlands are important for raptors.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Bolsena. Downloaded from on 18/01/2022.