Connecting continental Europe to Africa, Italy acts like a bridge both for trans-Saharan migrants and for Mediterranean specialities, making birding much more interesting than you would normally expect.
The Italian check list embraces 557 species (2022), ranking fourth in Europe after the UK, France and Spain.
The Italian check list published on Avocetta 2019
Now available the second issue of the volume The Birds of Italy by Pierandrea Brichetti e Gianfranco Fracasso!
After publishing Anatidae-Alcidae in 2018, the second issue of this book is available from Edizioni Belvedere. Fully in English with updated maps, it’s the most comprehensive publication about birds in Italy.
The third final issue will be available soon!