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.
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.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Conero. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020.