River Sesia heronries

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,137 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site lies along the Sesia river and its tributaries, on the west Padana plain, north-west of the town of Vercelli. The main land-use is nature conservation. The site was listed in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989) as subsites 1-3 of the IBA `Heronries in the catchment of the upper Po and Sesia Rivers' (former site IT005).

Key biodiversity
The site includes four large mixed heronries: Garzaia di Carisio, Garzaia di Vettignè, Garzaia di Villarboit (Torrente Druma), and Garzaia di Oldenico/Parco Naturale Lame del Sesia.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Sesia heronries. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.