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.
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 HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Agriculture, Plain
ConditionsOpen landscape, Flat
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn, Winter
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration
RouteUnpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
The total number of species recorded in the area is 145 (updated in January 2020).
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.