Birds in Sicily
Pigeons mating in Caccamo.
Pigeons eating leftovers at the Ballarò market in Palermo.
Birdwatching in Sicily
In the spring, many migrants is passing over Sicily, so this is consider a good time for bird watching. Sicily has a long coastline with good opportunities for watching and bird photography.
The salt pans in Trapani is a good place for flamingoes, spoonbills, egrets, herons and other smaller waders.
Protected since 1984, the nature reserve Vendicari (Oasi Faunistica di Vendicari), some 10-15 minutes drive from Noto, is a wetland of great interest for its wildlife.
In the spring, many birds cross the straits between Sicily and the mainland.
Climbing Etna you can see birds of prey.
The temple at Segesta is inhabited by a colony of jackdaws.
Mandarin duck in the Public Gardens, Taormina.
A black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) spotted in Cefalù.
Jackdaw taking off in Caccamo.
Agrigento: Female blackbird (merlo).