Birding in Italy…it’s really worth doing it!
Italy’s birdwatching opportunities will surprise and delight you, whether you’re a serious observer or a casual birdwatcher. The old rumor, “Nothing to see but House Sparrows,” is completely wrong, and more and more visiting birders are having their eyes opened to the more than 500 species that call the peninsula home, from waterfowl to songbirds. Today, Italy is a must for the keen birder and wildlife enthusiast.
Birding “The Boot” is productive at any season, with local specialties, winter visitors, and migrants of all kinds crossing from continental Europe to Africa and back each year. A natural bridge across the Mediterranean, Italy preserves a wide range of natural habitats that attract some of the rarest nesting birds in Europe.
Best of all, in Italy you will be indulging your passion for birding against the backdrop of a world-class holiday destination. Combine the birds, delicious local food and wine, historic villages and abbeys with a guide to take you off the beaten track, and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.
“My husband and I spent two days birding with Marco Valtriani, and time with him in the field was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy” Noreen USA