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Birdwatching

Colonies of herons and other birds are nesting in the spring in this bird-watching paradise

Birdwatching in Florence - Best Time
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Michele Lamberti

Florence offers a nice birdwatching hotspot: the Padule di Fucecchio. The advantageous location of the park which is on the edge of peninsular region, its Mediterranean climate and wetlands make this area a perfect temporary habitat for migratory birds.

Birdwatching in Florence - Best Season

They may be found in small flocks or alone either among the giant reed around the water or somewhere in the wooden areas across the park. Over 190 species of birds may be found there during spring. About 70 of them have their breeding season. The most conspicuous are herons nesting in pairs, in particular the night herons, squaccos, egrets and cattle egrets.

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