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Bocca d'Ombrone

Tuscany  >  Italy

Bocca d'Ombrone is where the Ombrone River meets the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Maremma Regional Park along the Tuscan coast.

Added by Graham Chisholm

Description

This Bocca d'Ombrone walk provides a range of habitats in a relatively short 4 km walk and is interesting year-round though most active during migration.  Good sea watch opportunities (Northern Gannet & Scopoli's Shearwater and Yelkouan Shearwater) and during wader migration it is possible to see a good diversity of shorebirds, and passerines such as wagtails and pipits. Among the interesting birds you can see here are Common Crane, Osprey, Greater Flamingo, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Ruff, Audouin's Gull and European Roller

Details

Access

Park at the Marina di Alberese within the Parco Maremma (Click on the P in the map to go there directly).  From the parking lot you walk north either a trail just off the beach about 1.5 km north to the rivermouth or along a paved path through the pine woodlands accessed just before the parking area.  These two paths connect once you reach the river near a bird hide that overlooks the small estuary. 

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Beach, Mud flats, Scattered trees and bushes, River, Sea, Dunes

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

There is a small fee to enter the Maremma Regional Park and the park and particuarly the beach will be crowded on summer weekends.  There is a small restaurant and shop near the parking area open during the summer season (not sure of winter hours).

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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