Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C7 (2002)
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Area: 122 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A coastal area of sand-dunes, grasslands and small brackish pools. Most of the site is now cultivated but, after heavy rains or influxes of seawater, the fields are flooded and temporary pools are created. The area had been largely drained by the mid-1980s.

Key biodiversity
For many migrating waterbirds this is the only stop-over site along the Adriatic coast between the Gargano promontory and the wetland complexes of the Emilia Romagna region.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sentina. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.