A couple of hours in the wonderful Po delta

I spent no more than 2 hours in the heart of Delta del Po Veneto (Rovigo province). I can’t define the area a great place for nature photography, but the last afternoon I had there was really something: sunshine, warm tones, amazing subjects made my quick visit an unmissable opportunity.

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A coffer of rarities: Sacca degli Scardovari

The Po delta is maybe the best birding spot in Italy, but this winter a good number of rare birds decided to center in the area of Sacca degli Scardovari, a vast salt water lagoon in the south of delta (Rovigo) usually known mainly because of widespread mussel farming. Black-shouldered Kite, Short-eared Owl, Turnstone, Black-throated Diver, etc were all reported there. Continue reading “A coffer of rarities: Sacca degli Scardovari”

Pelagic trip in the Adriatic sea

I took part to an amazing pelagic trip organized in the southern part (Ferrara province) of Po delta. A quite big boat went offshore for tens of miles in the Adriatic sea while a friend of mine, Fabio, provided a big quantity of sardines to a large crowd of Yellow-legged Gulls (Larus michahellis). Inside the flock we managed to find a some interesting local rarities! Continue reading “Pelagic trip in the Adriatic sea”

Where to go birding around Venice

Venice (Venezia) is one of the most known and popular destinations of the world: everybody knows its amazing canals and boats instead than streets and cars, as well as the widespread richness of medioeval and Renaissance people that decided to build, on tiny lagoon islands, unbelievable residences and palaces, plenty of unreapetable works of Titian, Tintoretto or Canaletto.

But around the city, if not even side by side with these wonders, naturalists and birdwatchers might find some very interesting birdwatching sites, inside de Venice lagoon or just a little bit more inland.

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