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    I need to see a hoopoe in Italy

    Hello, my family is making a trip to Italy in June/July. A few days each in Milan, Venice, Florence, Sorrento, and Rome. What would be my best bet for seeing a hoopoe? It doesn't have to be up-close nor photogenic (though both would be nice). I just need to see it! My family are not birders so...
  2. Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

    Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

    The first Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) of the season, is August 10.
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    2 Pipits (Italy, Mediterranean Alps, Alpi Marittime, August 4, 2022)

    While hiking in the Alpi Marittime national park in Italy I came across two somewhat unusual Pipits (time: late afternoon/evening). It was on a fairly high altitude (1840m / 5600 ft.) in a completely treeless mountain valley with low grass, barren rock and boulders and a small stream running...
  4. Airone cenerino

    Airone cenerino

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    Birdhide near Florence Italy

    This summer im visiting italy for a few days and staying close to Florance. Is there any hide that you can book for a day or local hide with more chances on birds in this area? Or if you got some info on where to find these online, that would be greatly appreciated!! thanks in advance!
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    Can you help me identify these butterflies?

    Hi! I Just bought these framed butterflies from a thrift shop. I think the italian names below are not correct (from left to right, "Point Butterfly", "Point Butterfly" and "Rapeseen pollen Butterfly"). I'm in Italy, but unfortunately I don't know if these came from mine or another country...
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    Birding Tuscany, Italy

    I am traveling to Tuscany for the first time mid April. We will be staying on a farm near Pienza, and I would like to take a morning birding walk. I am very experienced at identifying birds by site and sound in the Western U.S. but have very little experience birding outside the U.S. I would...
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    Buzzard Dolomites/Alps Lake Garda, July 26th 2021

    A fortnight ago I saw this distant Buzzard soaring. It was above the little town of Stenico (last part of the Brenta massif sloping down to Lake Garda). In all probability it's a Common Buzzard. But it's partially rufous colour and the broad trailing bands on (especially) wing and tail make me...
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    Kestrel (common or lesser) Italy Adamello (Alps) mountains August 6th 2021

    Some days ago while hiking through the Adamello massif (Northern Italy, Alps, near Dolomites, at an altitude of approximately 1900m) I saw this very distant Kestrel. It was soaring many hundreds of metres above the valley floor along a steep cliff face. When looking through my binos I thought a...
  10. Eurasian spoonbill

    Eurasian spoonbill

  11. Garganey


  12. I look at you with a different eye

    I look at you with a different eye

    Red-throated pipit, Not common bird in Italy.
  13. The drop

    The drop

    Ferruginous duck
  14. Dancing in the sky

    Dancing in the sky

    landing of 4 grganey group.
  15. Landing cross

    Landing cross

    Garganey and tail
  16. Cleaning


    Ruddy Shelduck male
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    Hello from Venice Italy

    Hi to everyone. I'm new to birding, still have to buy my first bino, I'm here to study. Thanks to those who here shared their big knowledge And experiences. Hope to soon look with different eyes the Venice lagoon nature and animals from my kayak. best regards Luca.
  18. Snipe


    like lightning
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    Wild goose
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    The start of garganey
  21. italian sparrow (male)

    italian sparrow (male)

  22. Herring gull with food

    Herring gull with food

    Herring gull with food landing to the nest
  23. Black Tern

    Black Tern

    Breeding plumage
  24. Portrait of an Ibex

    Portrait of an Ibex

    Portrait of an Ibex, shot in the Italian Alps. We had to walk 7 km and climb 1500 meters, but it was all worth it...
  25. Black-necked grebe

    Black-necked grebe

    Black-necked grebe with prey