IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 2,033 ha
Site description (baseline)
An area on the Adriatic coast in southern Italy, about 10 km east of the town of Lecce. It is a mosaic of beaches, sand-dunes, maquis, freshwater and brackish pools, olive-groves and arable land. The main land-uses are nature conservation and agriculture.
A notable site for migrating and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (max. 3, winter).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Le Cesine. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2801 on 04/06/2023.