Mount Conero

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: B1iv, C5 (2002)
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Area: 5,924 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A mountain promontory along the west-central Adriatic coast, about 10 km south-east of the town of Ancona. The main habitats are broadleaved evergreen woodland and maquis, with many rocky cliffs and offshore islets. Main land-uses are nature conservation, forestry and tourism.

Key biodiversity
An important `bottleneck' site for migrating raptors, with 4,000-5,000 regularly passing each spring, mainly Pernis apivorus, Milvus migrans, Circaetus gallicus and Circus aeruginosus.

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Conero. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.