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Col de Sorba

Corsica  >  France

Wooded area on a mountain pass which is one of the best places for seeing Corsican Nuthatch and Corsican Finch.

Added* by Erik Schorpion
Most recent update 6 June 2022

Description

The Sorba pass is located in a special protection area. It is a coniferous forest composed mainly of laricio pines. Many trees are topped by the wind. Good place for Corsican Nuthatch and Corsican Finch. But you can also see birds like Wryneck, Golden Eagle, Red Kite, Common Raven, Moltoni's Warbler, Marmora's Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Crossbill and Cirl Bunting.

Details

Access

The Sorba Pass is crossed by the D69 departmental road that connects Gatti-di-Vivario to Ghisoni, the two nearest villages. It is the first of the three mountain passes to cross (Sorba, Verde, Vaccia) to reach Sartène from Corte. On either side of the pass, this road has several "hairpin" bends.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Mountain

Conditions

Mountainous

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Car , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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