Birdwatching in Veneto
What is birdwatching? Birdwatching (or birding) is the observation of birds in their natural surroundings as a recreational activity. All you need for this activity is a pair of binoculars, a lot of patience, and a perfect location. The nature reserves in Veneto are one of those perfect places where birdwatchers can explore the diverse natural environment of the region, from the wetlands and lagoons to the open spaces of the mountains, and observe the birds in their habitats. The Parco del Delta Po covers 12000 hectares of valleys and channels. It extends from the Po di Goro to the river Adige and comprises the territory of 9 municipalities: Rosolina, Porto Viro, Loreo, Adria, Papozze, Ariano nel Polesine, Corbola, Taglio di Po, Porto Tolle, all in the province of Rovigo.
The Delta del Po is a real paradise for birds: more than 370 species can be identified here. Along the river it is possible to observe the gray heron (Ardea cinerea), grebes (Podiceps cristatus), cormorants (Phalacrocoras carbo), little egrets (Egretta garzetta), night herons (Nycticorax nycticorax), the heron (Ardeola ralloides), and the bittern (Ixobrychus minutus). Along the channels, flood plains, and basins, it is possible to spot the purple heron and the marsh harrier (Circus aeroginosus), as well as the Bearded Tit (Panurus Lanner) and the nightingale river (Cettia cettii). The beaches are the only place in Italy where the oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) still nests. The Oasi Naturalistica di Valle Vecchia a Caorle is a nature reserve located between Caorle and Bibione, Concordia Sagittaria, and Portogruaro, in the province of Venice, between the rivers Tagliamento, Lemene, and Livenza. The area covers 150 hectares of lagoons and harbors many birds including curlews, teals, bitterns, purple herons, coots, and little grebes. The Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi is a protected area with a surface of 31,512 hectares, located in the province of Belluno, between the rivers Cismon, Piave, Maè, and Agordino. Here you can find black woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Goshawks, Kestrels, Golden Eagles, many species of Owls, Capercaillies, Black Grouses, Ptarmigans, Rock Partridges, Hoopoes, Corn Crake, Black Redstart and a couple of rare birds such as the Hazel Grouse and the Chaffinch Alpine.
These are just a few of the beautiful nature reserves in Veneto. Contact Mydas Travel to help you plan your perfect vacation!