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Brebbia fields

Lombardia, province of Varese  >  Italy

An important crossroads of birds migratory routes for the province of Varese during spring and autumn migration, especially for passerines. 

Added by Luca Giussani

Description

The area includes corn and wheat fields, with scattered areas of bushes and woods. Its open viewing angle makes this area optimal for observations, both for spring and autumn migration of passerines and raptors. In spring you can see tens or even hundreds of Western Yellow Wagtails of almost all WP subspecies (included Sykes's, Iberian, British and Black-headed), tens of Northern Wheatears, Eurasian Skylarks , some Red-throated Pipits, Tawny Pipits and the rare Greater Short-toed Lark  (the only regular stop-over site in the province of Varese). In winter Great Grey Shrike is a regular visitor and sometimes over-winters in the area along with tens of Water Pipits, hundreds of Chaffinches, Bramblings but also Linnets and Reed Buntings. Eurasian Jackdaws are also a regular visitor and breed in the surrounding area.

Details

Access

You can reach the area by car (follow "via per Monate" in the southern part of Brebbia village) and then walk along the footpaths among fields.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Agriculture, Plain

Conditions

Open landscape, Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The total number of species recorded in the area is 145 (updated in January 2020).

Birdingplaces Near

Ispra, Monvalle are nice birding sites, almost in all seasons (but the best is during spring and autumn migrations), especially for ducks, waders, passerines and gulls. In winter, divers and uncommon grebes and ducks are almost regular. Goosander is also present almost all over the year.

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

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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