A stretch of the Scrivia stream, between the villages of Arquata and Tortona. Habitats include large areas of shingle, dry grasslands, and riverine woodlands (poplar Populus, oak Quercus). The main land-uses are nature conservation and research, and gravel extraction.
The area is important for the presence of breeding Merops apiaster and there is a small mixed heronry. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila clanga (min. 1, winter).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Scrivia stream. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/01/2022.