Birdwatching & Wildlife Tour in Pollino National Park, Italy
This 5-day Pollino National Park Birding & Wildlife Tour that will take you to the north-western area of Calabria, Italy. This unique wildlife trip into the Pollino National Park has in its strengths offering an extremely interesting naturalness, a millenary history, and a food and wine culture with deep roots. Our explorations in search of wildlife will take place between the coastal area of Sibaritide and the mountainous reliefs of the Calabrian side of the Pollino National Park.
We will explore some of the best spots for bird and wildlife watching (mountain areas, rural areas, river gorges, wetlands and many other environments) with the aim of maximizing the chances of observing and photographing the highest number of species.
Among these: the Italian wolf (Canis lupus italicus), the calabrian black squirrel (Sciurus meridionalis) the golden Eeagle (Aquila chrysaetos), the griffon v0lture (Gyps fulvus), the eurasian roller (Coracia garrulus), the Common Rock Trush (Monticola saxatilis), the red-rumped swallow (Cecropis daurica) the Apennine yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata pachypus), the southern spectacled salamander (Salamandrina terdigitata), the southern Italian asp (Vipera aspis hugyi), the european pond terrapin (Emys orbicularis).
The trip is mainly designed for wildlife watching enthusiasts but also to meet the needs of all nature lovers. The activities that we will carry out will very varied: birdwatching sessions, trekking, e-bike walks, and visits to the historical villages will make this adventure complete from every point of view.
Particular attention will be paid to the typical products of the place and to the authenticity of the local cuisine which can boast elements of absolute pride such as, for example, the famous “Cerchiara bread”.
Tour Highlights include:
- Dozens and dozens of observable birds, including raptors, water birds, and colorful species such as the European roller
- Trekking is one of the wildest parks in Italy
- The endemic herpetofauna of southern Italy
- Exploration of unique scenarios, from the karst plateaus to the Ionian coast
- Discovering northern Calabria: medieval villages and food and wine tradition
Alternative Tour Name: Wild Calabria Tour