Valle Canal Novo, Marano Lagunare

Friuli  >  Italy

Located in the vicinity of a lovely roman settlement, now a fishermen village, it is a nature reserve where more than 300 bird species have been seen.

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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 Habitat

Wetland, Sea


Flat, Swampy, High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Wheelchair, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

Lots of nice birding on the coast, in between the lagoons of Grado and Marano, the river Stella delta, Isola della Cona nature reserve

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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