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Birding in Tuscia Tour, Italy - 3 Days

Birding in Tuscia Tour, Italy
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Birdwatching in Italy: Discovering the Ancient Tuscia!

The area between the provinces of Rome and Viterbo holds environments of extraordinary value, both from a landscape and conservation point of view. It is here that during the year more than 100 bird species find refuge, using coastal wetlands, rural ecosystems and mountain massifs as a nesting, wintering or stopover site during migration.

Among the many species that we are going to observe, two prominent species closely related to anthropic constructions, the lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni), a falcon that nests inside the structure where we will spend the night, the B&B Naumanni, a place surrounded by nature from which you can take breathtaking shots, and the European roller (Coracias garrulus), one of the most colourful representatives of the European birdlife.

Accompanied by an ornithologist, we will explore the Mignone river valley, the coastal wetlands and the Tolfa mountains, three of the most interesting places in Lazio for birdwatching and nature photography, as well as visiting the picturesque scenery that makes ancient Tuscia a place of unquestionable charm.

Top 5 Highlights:

  • Overnight stay in close contact with the lesser kestrel nests
  • Some of the most beautiful birds of the Western Palearctic: European roller and European bee-eater
  • Exploration of many environments in search of dozens of bird species, including many birds of prey and water birds
  • The beautiful countryside of the Mignone Valley and its badlands
  • The old city of Tarquinia and the typical cuisine of Lazio
Day 1
Day 1 - Welcome to Tuscia!

Early morning rendez-vous in Rome and transfer to Tuscia countryside. Arrival at the B&B Naumanni, structure surrounded by nature and nesting site of the lesser kestrel.

Bird watching around the hotel. Packed lunch and visit of the badlands.

Exploration of the Mignone river valley looking for its extraordinary birdlife.

Visit to the historic center of Tarquinia and dinner in a typical restaurant with a menu based on fresh pasta.

Day 2
Day 2 - Seawatching and birds photography

Breakfast in the hotel garden. Transfer to the coastal wetlands area.

Birding on the coastal lagoons and seawatching in search of shearwaters and other pelagic birds.

Packed lunch and exploration of the kingdom of birds of prey: Tolfa mountains.

Return to the structure and focus on lesser kestrel.

Transfer to the historic center of Tarquinia and dinner with a menu based on seafood.

Day 3
Day 3 - Mignone river valley inhabitants

Breakfast in the hotel garden. Birdwatching in the Mignone river vallery,

Day focused on the observation of target species including european roller, stone curlew and european bee-eater.

Packed lunch and return to Rome.

From March to September highlights:

Red-crested pochard (Netta rufina), ferruginous duck (Aythya nyorca), Scopoli’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), yelkouan shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan), pigmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus), little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides), cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis), great egret (Ardea alba), purple heron (Ardea purpurea), white stork (Ciconia ciconia), glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus), red kite (Milvus milvus), Montagu’s harrier (Cyrcus pygargus), pallid harrier (Circus macrourus), lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni), red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus), eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo), little crake (Porzana parva), pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus), eurasian stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola), kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), broad-billed sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus), Temmink’s stint (Calidris temminki), marsh sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis), pomarine skua (Stercorarius pomarinus), arctic skua (Stercorarius parasiticus), slender-billed gull (Chroicocephalus genei), mediterranean gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus), yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis), Audouin’s gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii), gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica), caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia), white-winged tern (Chlidonias leucopterus), whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida), great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius), pallid swift (Apus pallidus), alpine swift (Tachymarptis melba), eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops), common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), european bee-eater (Merops apiaster), european roller (Coracias garrulus), crested lark (Galerida cristata), woodlark (Lululla arborea), red-rumped swallow (Cecropis daurica), tawny pipit (Anthus campestris), red-throated pipit (Anthus cervinus), common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), black-eared wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica), blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius), sardinian warbler (Sylvia melanocephala), spectacled warbler (Sylvia conspicillata), subalpine warbler (Sylvia cantillans), dartford warbler (Sylvia undata), zitting cisticola (Cisticola juncidis), Cetti’s warbler (Cettia cetti), great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), icterine warbler (Hippolais icterina), melodious warbler (Hippolais polyglotta), firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla), collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis), lesser grey shrike (Lanius minor), woodchat shrike (Lanius serrator), golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus), italian sparrow (Passer italiae), european serin (Serinus serinus), cirl bunting (Emberiza cirlus), black-headed bunting (Emberiza melanocephala), rock bunting (Emberiza cia), corn bunting (Emberiza calandra).

What is included?

  • Overnight stays
  • Meals (2 breakfasts, 3 packed lunches, 2 dinners)
  • From/to Rome and internal transferts, including fuel, tolls and parking (depending on the rate)
  • Scientific accompaniment by a professional Ornithologist for the duration of the trip, with support material for wildlife observations (binoculars, field guides)
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Local taxes

What is not included?

  • Beverages
  • Everything not mentioned in "Price Includes"

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Why book with K' Nature?

The professional Ornithologists of K' Nature, among the first to guide international birding tours in the region, will be able to guide you to discover the rich biodiversity of the area and, thanks to the strong passion for food and wine, to get a taste of the local specialties.

I have one/more particular target species, could you help me in finding it?

Sure we can! Just tell us about your dream species and, if we are in the right season, we will do our best to find them and to organize our itinerary based on your needs!

What if I am vegan or vegetarian?

Do not worry! We will organize the menu for dinner, lunch and breakfast based on your needs!

Can I extend my stay to more days?

Of course! We can offer a wildlife tour lasting two days or more!

I am interested in another group of animals, is it possible to organize a tour not focused on bird watching only?

Of course! Our experts will also be able to create customized tours for you focused on other taxonomic groups (Amphibians and Reptiles, Mammals, Butterflies, etc.)!

You can send your enquiry via the form below.


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Tour Facts

  • Tuscia region (North of Rome countryside)
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 8 pax
  • 3 days
  • April to July
  • +18 years
  • Leisurely
  • English, Italian
  • Airport in Rome (choice of 3)
  • Airport in Rome (choice of 3)