Oasi WWF Padule Orti-Bottagone

Tuscany  >  Italy

Padule Orti-Bottagone is a flat coastal area, surrounded by power plants, with brackish and freshwater swamps. It's a great place for birdwatching.

Added by Remko Harbers


This WWF Oasis is a valuable testament to past extensive swamps in the low Cornia Valley, which have disappeared as a result of the reclamations. In a flat coastal area, surrounded by industrial plants, the brackish swamp and freshwater swamp of the Bottagone form, together, a true Oasis of biodiversity. It guarantees adequate habitats for many animal and plant species, especially for many species of birds.

Birds that can be seen are Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt, AvocetEurasian Spoonbill, Common Shelduck, White Stork, Black Stork, Little Egret, Osprey.



The site can be reached easily by car. Park the car at the visiting center. From October to the end of May the opening hours will be Saturday and Sunday. From June 1 to September 30: The opening hours will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 17:00 to 19:30 (reservation is needed). Always check actual opening hours on website (see link below).

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain


Flat, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration, Spring, Autumn


Unpaved road, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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Other birds you can see here


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