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.
An important breeding site for several waterbirds, and also notable for its migrating waders and wintering ducks and Fulica atra.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ortazzo and Ortazzino. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2019.