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.
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).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Viverone. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.