The mouth of the Isonzo river Nature Reserve is the ideal habitat for many animal species and, in particular, for resident and migratory birds, due to the presence of freshwater marshes, vast salty wetlands, reed beds, woodlands and grasslands.
Over 320 bird species have been recorded in the area so far. The symbol of the reserve is the Eurasian Curlew
From Gorizia: towards Monfalcone, reach the provincial road for Grado and follow the signs for the Riserva Naturale Foce dell'Isonzo or Isola della Cona From Trieste: A4 motorway, Monfalcone exit, reach the provincial road for Grado and follow the signs for the Riserva Naturale Foce dell'Isonzo or Isola della Cona From Udine and Venice: highway A4 and highway A23 exit Monfalcone reach the provincial road for Grado and follow the signs for the Riserva Naturale Foce dell’Isonzo or Isola della Cona
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Mud flats, Reedbeds, River, Sea, Grassland
ConditionsSwampy, High water possible, Open landscape, Flat
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Spring migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
RNR Valle Cavanata
The presence of several environments between the sea and the mainland (lagoon, beach, wood, meadow, fishing valley, pond) makes it an ideal place for the stop and the nesting of several species of birds, while others simply spend the winter here: on the whole 260 bird species have been recorded.
RNR Falesie di Duino
It includes a steep calcareous coastline, a narrow belt of the karst upland and the opposite marine belt over a surface of 107 hectares. Over 150 bird species have been recorded.