c

Parco Etnografico Bosco di Rubano

Veneto  >  Italy

Former gravel pit in the outskirts of Padova with a lake, trees and some small reedbeds.

Added by tomaso

Description

Part of the area belongs to a public park, while the rest is private (and not well kept). Still, it is possible to walk all around the lake (around 45 minutes + birding stops). There is a roost of Cattle Egret, a feral small population of Canada Goose and recently some Pygmy Cormorant. In the last years, wintering birds have included Siskin, Reed Bunting, Dunnock and Penduline Tit. Other nice birds are Little BitternCommon Kingfisher and Golden Oriole. During spring migration several passerine birds stop for a few days, including Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher and European Pied Flycatcher. Rarities are possible (Collared flycatcher in 2018).

On sunny weekends a lot of people visit the area, so expect disturbance.

Details

Access

Free parking at the entrance of the park. Easy to access (public area). Walking paths are also accessible but not so well kept in the private area.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Lake, Agriculture, City/village, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Winter

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Spring

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

Click on the bee eater icon () to insert bird names in your own language. The birdnames will automatically be translated for other users!