Pools of Florence plain

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,109 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A complex of small freshwater pools, wetlands, abandoned pits and cultivated land on a plain west of Florence. The pools are used mainly as game reserves. Agriculture is the most important human activity away from the pools.

Key biodiversity
Important especially for the colony of Nycticorax nycticorax.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pools of Florence plain. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.