Sicani mountains

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 18,000 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A hilly area in southern Sicily, north of the coastal village of Sciacca. The main habitats are rocky cliffs, pastures and arable land. The main land-use is agriculture.

Key biodiversity
The most important breeding site for Falco naumanni in Sicily, and also important for other breeding raptors, especially Falco peregrinus and Falco biarmicus.

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