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Visit to Milan (1 Viewer)

KEVIN BROWN

Casual Birder
On Thursday 23/05/24 I am visiting Milan and surrounding area, including Monte Bianco . I would appreciate any information please on the best areas to have a chance of seeing some good birds, such as Golden Oriole, Pallid Swift and any birds which are not common in the UK. I realise chances are next to zero, but Bearded Vulture and Wallcreeper possibly sites would be fantastic. TIA
 
You can see the Bearded Vulture in Valtellina, particularly in Stelvio National Park.
Note that there is still a lot of snow over 2300/2400 m, the Stelvio pass is closed, it will open June 1 (disgusting traffic of motorbikes).
The Foscagno pass on the state road to Livigno (2291m) is always open. Even in the Livigno area you can see the Bearded Vulture.
 

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As far as I know, but I am not from the area, there is a Pallid Swift colony in the San Siro stadium in Milan
There are quite a few places in the city where Pallid Swifts breed. Keep your eyes (and ears) open for them if visiting the Duomo for example, they breed nearby. Golden Oriole is quite widespread in that area, anywhere along the Ticino river or in poplar groves in the Po Plain will give you a good chance.
 

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