Lake Maggiore

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 21,600 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A large freshwater lake of glacial origin in a pre-Alpine area of northern Italy, bordered by broadleaved deciduous forest, very wet and alluvial forest, reedbeds and rocky cliffs. The main land-uses are tourism and recreation.

Key biodiversity
An important site for wetland raptors on passage and for wintering waterbirds. The reedbeds support good numbers of breeding waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Maggiore. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.