list of birds of Piagge
is a path along the right side of the river Arno between the
“Bocchette” bridge and the
“Vittoria” bridge, and covers an area of about 14 hectares.
“Piagge” Path can be divided in two main areas: one closer to water
is characterised by Poplars (Populus
spp) and Beds of reeds (Phragmitesaustralis),
the other along the footways with Stone pines (Pinus pinea),
Lime trees (Tiliasp),
Planes (Platanus hybrida),
and Laurel trees (Laurus
nobilis), Vibornum Tinus, Boxes
(Buxus sempervirens), Ivy (Hedera
Helix) and many other.
“ Piagge” path is the most rich in birdlife of the city of Pisa.
ornithologist Henry Giglioli in 1864 observed there the little Owl, the
Jay, the Serin, the Greenfinch, the Goldfinch, and an abundant
population of the Pendulin Tit.
project realized by LIPU (the national Italian association for the
protection of birds) required by the city administration, established
the presence of 64 species of nesting birds in the entire territory of
the city and 41 of them nest in the Piagge.
most abundant species during Spring are the Blackbird, the Blackcap,
the Serin, and the Goldfinch.
are also a lot of little birds of the family of tit : the yellow-blue
Tit, the black Tit that loves coniferous trees, and the great Tit with a
black strip on the breast and then also the long-tailed Tit and the Tree Creper that goes up over trunks making spirals.
Nightingale during Spring let us hear his melodious voice, in the
meantime the grey Flycatcher is looking for flies,
going from a branch to another.
the foliage of a Holm-oak the microscopic Firecrest interweaves his nest,
in the meanwhile in the hollow of a trunk the Wryneck is putting down
speedily his eggs on the bare wood.
the tops of the trees we can see a recent new
guest of the park: the Wood Pigeon.
the surrounding areas with
fields under crop or not we can find Stonechats (mainly in the
“Tondo”area ) the Sardinian Warbler, the little Shrike and many
the river we have the nice Water Hen, the coloured Kingfisher, the river
Nightingale always hidden in the dephts of the vegetations and the
Pendulin Tit, who builts big nest that hang on the branches of Willow
winter big groups (with 60-70 bird for group) of black Cormorants and Herons fly over the river.