Middle valley of Tagliamento river

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A1, C1, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 17,938 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
The middle course of Tagliamento river, in north-eastern Italy, is a pre-Alpine area with various dry and wet habitats (steppe grasslands, boulders, broadleaved and wet woodlands, springs, rocky cliffs). The main land-uses are hunting and recreational activities.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for birds of dry or open habitats, and a foraging area for large raptors. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (2-4 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Middle valley of Tagliamento river. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.