Comacchio capital of Birdwatching
Po Delta: the ideal territory to sight unique bird species
For those who love nature and in particular birdwatching, here you will find valleys with river branches, ancient woods, pine forests and sand dunes that lend themselves to hosting a unique flora and fauna.
The natural environments immersed in the waters of the Valleys and the wide uncontaminated plain of the Po Delta Park are the perfect place to host rare species that are difficult to spot in other Italian or European sites.
This territory is strategic for the migratory flow of many species of birds and ideal for the nesting of many others.
Every year it hosts over 55,000 wintering birds and over 35,000 nesting birds.
Among all the species present there are some nesting birds that are real rarities such as the Lesser Tern, the Ruppell's Tern and the Pink Flamingo that in this area boasts one of the largest colonies in Europe.
Birdwatching is an activity that has become very popular in recent years and fascinates thousands of amateurs and tourists in Italy and around the world who travel every year to see these unique and rare species of birds.
It can be practiced in any season of the year, but spring and autumn have the most to offer in terms of landscape and quantity of sighting species.
The best times of the day to carry out the sightings, taking advantage of the paths equipped with towers and camouflaged huts, are at dawn and at sunset, moments in which the fauna is particularly active and comes out to get food.
The Po Delta with more than 300 species of birds present in the territory is the European capital of birdwatching.
Among the numerous specimens present, we recall the Great Crested Grebe and the Little Grebe, the Roseate Gull, the Corallino and the Beccapesci; among the anatidae, the Mestolone, the Canapiglia, the Moretta Grigia and the Volpoca; the Cavaliere d'Italia and the rare Pernice di mare among the waders; many wintering ducks, such as the coots, the Mallards and the Moriglioni. Only passing through, however, the Quattrocchi, the Little Grebe, the Turkish Fistione, the Nightingale, the Spoonbill.
Among the birds of prey are nesting Marsh Harrier and Harrier. Very strong is the presence of Ardeidae, such as the Heron, the Great White, the Grey Heron, the Little Egret, the Purple Heron, the Bittern and the Little Bittern and of waders, such as Corriers, Avocets, Combatants, Plovers, Snipes, Curlews, Pygmies, Tits, Sandpipers.
Being valleys very rich in fish, the Cormorant cannot be missing.
The real "star" of birdwatching is the pink flamingo, present with several thousand protected specimens in the Salina di Comacchio.
It is no coincidence that the first International Birdwatching Fair has been held in the Po Delta Park for several years.
For those who love birdwatching, this is the right territory to live a unique experience!