The middle course of the Taro river, on the southern Padana plain, a few kilometres west of the town of Parma. The alluvial plain is rich in gravel areas and sandbanks. The area is surrounded by cultivation. The main land-uses are nature conservation, agriculture, tourism, hunting and gravel extraction.
Important numbers of Burhinus oedicnemus (also many Merops apiaster and Riparia riparia) breed on the alluvial plain.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Taro river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/03/2021.