River Po: from Ticino mouth to Adda mouth

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 25,000 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A stretch of the River Po, including large islands of shingle and sand, together with the surrounding wooded and cultivated areas. Main land-uses are agriculture and recreation. The area includes a nuclear power station (close to the village of Caorso), not working at present.

Key biodiversity
There are two important heronries: Monticchie (or Somaglia) and Isola de Pinedo.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Po: from Ticino mouth to Adda mouth. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.