Posada River Mouth

Stagno Longu -
Posada - Volo di
Riflessi sul Rio
Tramonto su
Posada dallo
stagno Longu
Skyline di Posada
dal Rio Posada
Riflessi sul Rio
Riflesso del
Montalbo sul Rio
Posada da San
Pescatore alla
foce di Orvile
Alba sul Rio
Posada - Stagno
Stagni di Posada – Volo di aironi guarda buoi (Bubulcus ibis)
Stagni di Posada – Combattimento di folaghe (Fulica atra)
Stagni di Posada - Aironi
Stagni di Posada – Posatoio di Aironi guardabuoi (Bubulcus ibis)
Stagni di Posada – Folaga (Fulica atra)
Stagni di Posada – Germano reale
Stagni di Posada – Nidificazione di Airone rosso (Arsea purpurea)
Stagni di Posada – Pollo sulatno (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Stagni di Posada – Pollo sultano (Porphyrio porphyrio)
-Stagni di Posada
Fenicotteri foce – stagno Posada
Cormorano si alza in volo (Torpè)
La peschiera Posada foce
Vista aerea Ramsar a Torpè (direzione Ovest)
Stagno – foce
Dal guado di Torpè sguardo a Ovest
Canneto e avifauna a Torpè

Posada River Mouth

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  • Area: 
    736 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    40°38'N 09°43'E
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Situated in the north of Sardinia, the well-preserved Posada River Mouth is a rare example in the Mediterranean of a near-natural river delta. The Site comprises the final stretch of the Posada River, its alluvial plains, small side streams, oxbows and a sandy coastal lagoon. Typically for a river mouth with a gradient of fresh, brackish and salt water, there are Phragmites australis reedbeds, riparian tamarisk and willow communities and saltwater species such as glassworts (Sarcocornia spp.), seepweeds (Suaeda spp.) and sea purslane (Halimione portulacoides). The Site’s network of waterways, temporary ponds and continuously shifting dunes provides a variety of breeding and wintering grounds for regionally and nationally protected animals including the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis orbicularis), the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and the little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus). During floods the entire plain can become inundated, mitigating the upstream impact and distributing fertile soils along the alluvial plain. Some sheep and cattle graze within the Site, while orchards and horticultural crops are cultivated at its margins. During the summer months the coastal area is a popular tourist destination.

Administrative region: 
Sardinia (Italy)

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Natural Regional Park established by regional Law - L.R. n.21/2014 - Parco regionale naturale di Tepilora
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