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Searching for the European Roller in Italy (1 Viewer)


Artist and Amateur Avian Aficionado
Hello! This is my first time posting to this forum, I'm excited to become a part of this community.

I will be studying abroad in Orvieto, Italy from March to June. I will be spending most of my time in class, but I have a list of "target" birds I would like to try and find in my free time. My number one most-wanted is the European Roller. I'm having trouble figuring out where to find them. I've been told that Orbatello or Grosseto is probably my best chance, but unfortunately, those are a little too far away from anywhere I'll be traveling.

I'll be spending most of my time in Orvieto, but after classes end in June I will be traveling to Mugnanese (specifically Lago Trasimeno), Florence, Rome, Cinque Terre, and Venice. Could anyone recommend places I could look for the Roller near any of these destinations?

Thanks in advance for any advice!



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Hello Kylee. Rollers shouldn't be too difficult. You don't need to go the coast and tbh I can't remember seeing any between Grosseto and Orbetello, but we do have them here in the Val d'Orcia area. Will you have a car? Anyway drop me a PM and we can arrange something.

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