Piave river

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 10,832 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
The middle course of the Piave river, north of the town of Treviso, including the surrounding wooded hills (Colli Maser). Dominant riparian habitats are wet grasslands and woodlands (Alnus, Salix, Populus), alluvial flats of gravel, sand and mud, and also steppic areas.

Key biodiversity
There is an important flyway of migrating raptors along Colli Maser, mainly Pernis apivorus (3,000-5,000 per season). Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (6 pairs). A small heronry is present.

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Piave river. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.