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Location Italy
Central coordinates 11o 19.00' East  42o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C4, C6
Area 12,165 ha
Altitude 0 - 450m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus winter  1994  616-773 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta breeding  1995  216 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Great White Egret Ardea alba winter  1995  203 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta winter  1995  40-87 individuals  good  B2  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris passage  1995  3 individuals  good  A1, C1  Critically Endangered 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis winter  1995  57-96 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata resident  1990  10 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala resident  1990  1,000 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  1990  500 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Marmora's Warbler Sylvia sarda resident  1990  20 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  1990  10 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  1990  5 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Boschi delle Colline di Capalbio - IT51A0029 Habitats Directive 6,024 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Duna del Lago di Burano - IT51A0032 Habitats Directive 98 protected area contained by site 98  
Duna di Feniglia - IT51A0028 Birds Directive 458 protected area contained by site 458  
Fondali tra le foci del Fiume Chiarone e Fiume Fiora - IT6000001 Habitats Directive 1,762 protected area overlaps with site 183  
Isolotti grossetani dell'Arcipelago Toscano - IT51A0035 Birds Directive 11 protected area overlaps with site 4  
Lago Acquato, Lago San Floriano - IT51A0030 Birds Directive 208 protected area overlaps with site 15  
Lago di Burano Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 410 protected area contained by site 410  
Lago di Burano - IT51A0031 Habitats Directive 236 protected area contained by site 236  
Lago di Burano - IT51A0033 Birds Directive 489 protected area contained by site 489  
Laguna di Orbetello Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 887 protected area contained by site 887  
Laguna di Orbetello - IT51A0026 Birds Directive 3,694 protected area contained by site 3,694  
Monte Argentario, Isolotto di Porto Ercole e Argentarola - IT51A0025 Birds Directive 5,723 protected area contained by site 5,723  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Forest   -
Coastline   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
water management -
urban/industrial/transport -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Argentario, Orbetello Lagoon and Burano Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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