Palude e Tombolo di Bolgheri

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A wetland on the Tyrrhenian coast, about 10 km south of the village of Cecina. Habitats include sand beaches and dunes, maquis, wet woodlands and grasslands, and open water. The surroundings include arable land. Its main use is for nature conservation.

Key biodiversity
Site is also notable for breeding and wintering waterbirds and migrating waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (4, winter).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is the unsustainable use of water resources for agriculture.

Protected areas
National Partial International High500 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Reserve (Bolgheri, 500 ha). 518 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Bolgheri, 518 ha). 562 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Palude di Bolgheri, 562 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Palude e Tombolo di Bolgheri. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.