Lake Viverone

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C7 (2002)
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Area: 958 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A freshwater lake of glacial origin on the western Padana plain, 15 km south of the town of Biella. The site includes large reedbeds and a wet woodland (Alnus). Tourism is the main human activity.

Key biodiversity
An important site for migrating and wintering waterbirds (up to 15,000 in winter) and for breeding reedbed passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (max. 5 on passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Viverone. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.