Sport and Nature


birdwatching Valpantena

Birdwatching in Valpantena and the nearby Lessinia Natural Park offers an extraordinary opportunity for nature and bird lovers to observe rare species in pristine environments. This region, located between the Veronese hills and the Lessinia plateau, is characterized by a rich biodiversity thanks to its varied landscapes, which include woods, meadows, vineyards and alpine pastures.

Among the rare species that can be spotted are the golden eagle, symbol of the Alpine peaks, and the eagle owl, king of nocturnal birds of prey. There is also no shortage of sightings of black woodpeckers, bee-eaters and ortolan bee-eaters, birds of particular interest for more expert birdwatchers. From the "laughing" green woodpecker to the melodious song of the blackcap, even a walk to discover the songs of the birds that live in one of the most enchanting natural places in the province of Verona is an unforgettable experience. The spring and autumn migratory seasons are the best times to spot various migratory species that pass through these areas.

The birding routes are well signposted and offer strategic observation points, ideal for taking photographs and recording sightings. The route in Val Borago is particularly appreciated, which follows a stretch of the European path E5 in the center of the SAC Progno Borago and Val Galina, one of the Special Conservation Areas that form the Natura 2000 Network, established by the European Union in 1992 as a tool for conservation of biodiversity.

Guided excursions and local initiatives, often organized by associations of enthusiasts, enrich the experience, offering insights into the biology and behavior of birds.

Birdwatching in Valpantena is not only a recreational activity, but also an opportunity to contribute to the conservation of local biodiversity.