Lake Garda

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 38,000 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A large freshwater lake of glacial origin, in a pre-Alpine area of northern Italy.

Key biodiversity
An important site for wintering waterbirds (16,800 in January 1994), and especially for Podiceps nigricollis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Garda. Downloaded from on 01/07/2022.