Novara heronries

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 104 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
The heronries are located in small woodlands surrounded by rice-fields, on the west Padana plain, north-west of the town of Novara. The site was listed in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989) as subsite 4 of the IBA `Heronries in the catchment of the upper Po and Sesia Rivers' (former site IT005).

Key biodiversity
Two mixed heronries: Garzaia di Morghengo-San Bernardino, and Garzaia di Casaleggio.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Novara heronries. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.