Mounts Orsomarso and Verbicaro

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 48,000 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
A large, mountainous area (both coastal and inland) in the southern Apennines, west of Castrovillari, practically uninhabited and mainly covered by broadleaved woodland and maquis. The main land-use is nature conservation.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding raptors of forest, and possibly holds the southernmost breeding Dryocopus martius in Italy.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mounts Orsomarso and Verbicaro. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.