Lancone di Gussola

Lombardia  >  Italy

A relict marsh, formed by floods of the Po river, lined with reedbeds, surrounded by high anthropized farmland. Purple Heron and Little Bittern nest here.

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The Lancone Gussola Oasis is an ancient bend in the river Po with reed bed habitat that is home to several species of swamp birds. In winter and during migration the Lancone is populated by many species of ducks and other aquatic birds from Northern Europe. A great area for birding because many species can be seen here. To name a few: Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Marsh Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Greater Whitethroat, Water Rail, Common Cuckoo, Stock Dove, Pygmy Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Common Teal, European Bee-eater, Common Tern are common in this area.



Following a dirt road located on the edge of the Oasis, you arrive in "Valloni", where Lipu has planted a 5-hectare grove, very close to the Po. Another interesting itinerary starts from Cascina Palazzo, within the borders of the Oasis, and you get to the "brush" containing the floods from which you can access the Maria Luigia Island, an important ornithological site.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

For more info see www.lipu.it/oasi-di-lancone-di-gussola

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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