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.
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.