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Ten Sites for Birdwatching in Italy - from EBN Italy, by
Ruggieri and Maurizio Sighele
- this site provides a selection of some of the most interesting Italian
species and the places where you can find them. Please note that the map
is merely representative and some of the indicated birds can also be watched
in other areas. Nevertheless, the sites here shown are the most suitable
for experiencing more of the natural beauty of some of the best wild areas
in Italy, even if you are not a birder... (many of the explanatory links
are in Italian...) And, again for Italian readers, check out the EBN
Italy - by Martin Adlam. In southern Italy, running along the
of the Adriatic Sea, lies the Puglia region. This, the heel of Italy might
not have the glamour and appeal of Northern Italy, but for ornithologists
this area can be just as exciting.
Italy - although the link to English text seems to be broken,
website from the Po Delta Ceter for Birdwatching provides a large section
of trip reports, a Po Delta Checklist, and lots of other information.
in Italy - includes information (in English) on:
Watching in Italy - a fantastic site for those who read Italian
Park of the Month
National Natural Reserves
Regional Natural Reserves
Local Parks and Reserves
Risi - birding in Gargano National Park. Along the banks of the
basins you can see a wide
variety of bird species, and with luck, reptiles, amphipians, and mammals
too. Includes a bird list. A great site by Cosmo Mario Andriani.
in Cesena - by Stefano Fantini. This site contains
taken while spending many hours and whole days in natural full immersion.
This site has no pretentions to be technical or scientific, it’s just a
choice of natural beauties that Cesena can offer to sharp observant eyes.Use
the Birdwatching Sites link to find additional information about places
to go birding in the neighborhood.
in Puglia - by Pasquale and Gianluca Montanaro - information
in both English and Italian
on wetlands, woods, heaths and canyons in southwest Italy.
Oasis of Massaciuccoli Lake (Lucca) -
owned by LIPU, the Italian
Liga of Birds Protection
la Vela - this marsh is located 8 km from Taranto, Italy
della Cona Nature Reserve, Municipality of Staranzano,
(Gorizia), NE Italy - by
Paul Tout. Site Description: A new nature reserve and environmental education
centre funded by the Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the local council
of Staranzano, Cona will probably turn out to be one of the most important
sites in the area for wetland birds after a complex-programme of
habitat creation and restoration.
in Cesena - by Stefano Fantini. This site contains
on Birdwatching sites in the area (only in Italian at the moment), a photo
gallery, and an identification corner, as well as a map of the area.
Birding - an interesting Italian web-page about birding with
a great collection of photographs.
Includes information about birding around Verona.
Mountains and Marshes of North-east Italy -
Trip Report, 26th May -
5th June 1996, Leader: Paul Tout
Report: The island of Elba and the Chianti Region - March 15
1997. By Tim Herfurth. I
am totally aware of the fact that both areas are not "birding hot spots"
and that this can't be called a "birding report". Still I think that some
short notes can be usefull for somebody travelling the area, wanting to
know what you can expect. I visited the area for reasons such as drinking
good wine, eating good food, walking in the vineyards visiting places of
interest such as Siena or San Gimmignano and seeing as many birds as possible.
report NE-Italy and Slovenia - April 2nd to 5th 1999 - by Joerg
and Stefan Tewinkel. Start in Munich 5:30, via Salzburg, Villach to Italy.
Report: Birding Italy - Part 1: Venice and the Po Delta -
Janet Zinn July 2002. Our recent trip to Italy was by no means focused
on birding; but as avid birders, my husband and I can't really go anywhere
without taking some time out to bird.
Report: Sardinia: - June, 2001. by Steve Webb, England. Sardinia
an easy place to bird with an excellent road system. With careful planning
it should be possible to see all the key species within 3 days. I went
in late June and already the Sylvia warblers were not responding to tape
(except Spectacled warbler at one location).
Report: Italy Trip Report by an American birder - June-July, 2001
Jack Stephens. I spent three weeks in Italy with Ellen and the kids this
past month. While I was primarily in Italy for a family trip, I could not
resist the temptation to explore the birds of the region while I was there.
I knew that Italy is not the best place for birding in Europe, and while
my total count was low (68 species seen) I did manage to see some truly
beautiful birds. As always, the process of birding added greatly to the
experience of being in another country.
Report: Apulia & Murgia: (16 - 21 February 1999) by David B.
I have appended the list of birds from my 5 days in Puglia. It is an exciting
area. The surprises for me (in retrospect) were Cormorant and Fieldfare.
The nice things for me were Rock Bunting which I have never seen before,
Calandra Lark, which I have only seen once and then the more common southern
species which we don't see often (if at all) in Denmark - Red Kite, Crested
Lark, Black Redstart and Cetti's Warbler.
Report: Spring in a North Italian Marsh -- Verona, May 3, 1997 - by
Vader. On Sunday 3 May I had the great fortune to be able to accompany
two Italian colleagues, Prof. Paolo de Franceschi and Prof. Roberto Pollo,
on a half day visit to 2 of the very few remnant marshes in the densely
populated plains south of Verona.
Report: Sardinia (Italy), August 9-16, 1997 - by Graham Tebb.
and I have just returned from a week in Sardinia. The primary purpose of
the trip was not to watch birds but to escape from the office, and we did
not by any means spend all our time looking down binoculars. Nevertheless,
we did see a number of interesting species, several of which were new to
Report: Lerici and Surroundings (Italy), September 13-20, 1997 - By
Collins. I was in Italy for business from Sept. 13th to 20th and had time
to do some birding during part of each day. I had work in Tirrenia, which
is conveniently located near a heavily wooded area. Based on suggestions
from Alberto Marcone and Finn Jensen, I visited the Oasi di Massaciuccoli
and the mountains in the vicinity of Aulla.
Trip Report: 27/4 - 4/5/98 by A. Marcone.
Report: Italy. September, 1997. By Mike Collins. I had work in
Tirrenia, which is conveniently
located near a heavily wooded area. Based on suggestions from Alberto Marcone
and Finn Jensen, I visited the Oasis di Massaciuccoli and the mountains
in the vicinity of Aulla.