IT027
River Po from Dora Baltea mouth to Scrivia mouth


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1991 259 breeding pairs C2, C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1991 57 breeding pairs C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1990-2001 11 breeding pairs C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2001 70 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2001 100 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sponde fluviali di Palazzolo vercellese Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 243 protected area contained by site 0
Sistema delle aree protette della fascia fluviale del Po Altre Aree Naturali Protette Regionali 9,827 protected area contained by site 0
Risaie della Lomellina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 30,941 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Po e Orba Regional Nature Park 24,854 protected area contains site 14,000
Mulino Vecchio (fascia fluviale del Po) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 414 protected area overlaps with site 188
Isolotto del Ritano (Dora Baltea) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 253 protected area contained by site 0
Isolotto del Ritano (Dora Baltea) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 253 protected area contained by site 253
Isola di Santa Maria Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 721 protected area overlaps with site 678
Ghiaia Grande (Fiume Po) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 462 protected area contained by site 462
Fiume Po - tratto vercellese alessandrino Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,107 protected area overlaps with site 14,107
Confluenza Po - Sesia - Tanaro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,061 protected area contained by site 4,061
Bric Montariolo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 545 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Baraccone (confluenza Po - Dora Baltea) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,574 protected area overlaps with site 1,374
Baraccone (confluenza Po - Dora Baltea) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,574 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Po from Dora Baltea mouth to Scrivia mouth. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/river-po-from-dora-baltea-mouth-to-scrivia-mouth-iba-italy on 28/11/2023.