River Cecina middle valley

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 8,238 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
The site lies about 10 km south of the town of Volterra, in Tuscany, and comprises a large broadleaved evergreen woodland, called Berignone, and a stretch of the River Cecina. Habitats include rocky cliffs, rivers, streams, grasslands and cultivated areas. Main land-uses are forestry, agriculture and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is also notable for its breeding raptors and woodland passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Cecina middle valley. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.