The Canal Novo Valley nature reserve is made up of a former valley, from where it takes its name, and some arable land. A lagoon visitor centre has been built inside the reserve. The area comprises lagoon, river mouth, salt marsh, swamps, canals and dunes.
Most birds here are aquatic species or are in some way linked to water. Marano lagoon’s bird life includes over 300 species: swans, geese, herons, birds of prey, rails, shorebirds, seagulls, Greater Flamingo and many passerines inhabit and bring life and colour to this marshy ecosystem.
You can only access the area by foot, but there are parking available not too far away. Weelchair friendly. Ticket price to enter the reserve € 3,50.
For more info and opening hours: www.visitmaranolagunare.it/en/destinations/riservacanal
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Sea
ConditionsFlat, Swampy, High water possible
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byWheelchair, Foot
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Lots of nice birding on the coast, in between the lagoons of Grado and Marano, the river Stella delta, Isola della Cona nature reserve