Ortazzo and Ortazzino

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,269 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A complex of brackish wetlands, close to the mouths of the rivers Bevano and Ghiaia, along the northern Adriatic coast, 10 km south-east of the town of Ravenna. The site includes the mouths of the rivers and the related coastal area including a stretch of open sea, the natural dune system, small lagoons, a pinewood Pinus, maquis, wet grasslands, mudflats and cultivated land. The main land-use is nature conservation.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for several waterbirds, and also notable for its migrating waders and wintering ducks and Fulica atra.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ortazzo and Ortazzino. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.