An archipelago of 15 islands and islets along the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. They are mainly covered by maquis, with some coniferous plantations, and there are many rocky cliffs. Tourism is the most important land-use.
An important breeding site for seabirds, including Larus audouinii, shearwaters and Hydrobates pelagicus.
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maddalena archipelago and Cape Ferro. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2018.