Wings over the strait

    Photographic tour on the Strait of Messina, one of the most famous places in the world for the great spring migrations. Under the guidance of expert ornithologists and passionate photographers you will be accompanied to the best points to learn to recognize and photograph the many migratory birds that every spring start in sub-Saharan Africa and face a journey of over five thousand kilometers to nest in northern Europe. The particular orographic features make this area one of the few places of transit where it is possible to observe the great birds at close range and with a little luck find yourself among the flock.

    4 Days / 3 Nights

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    Photographer Giuseppe Martino
    Naturalist by profession, thanks to studies and experiences in the field, he has acquired extensive knowledge in the naturalistic field. The major work carried out concerns the monitoring and conservation of wildlife, especially birds and amphibians.For years he has been passionately engaged in birdwatching and wildlife photography, both in Aspromonte and on the shores of the Strait of Messina. Profound connoisseur of the spring and autumn migratory phenomenon on the Strait, he is able to decipher the weather conditions, which are mainly responsible for the passage of birds of prey along the coasts. Moreover, he’s an experienced  guide of National Park of the Aspromonte and he has been organizing excursions aimed at the observation of birds in the most suitable periods and places for years.
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    Itinerary

    The Forts Umbertini

    Arrival in Reggio check in to your accommodation facility and gather for a briefing with your tour leader for the presentation of travel activities and an overview of ornithological characteristics of the area; in the afternoon departure for the Forti Umbertini of Campo Calabro for an observation session. Dinner and overnight stay.

    The path of the Tracciolino

    Photo session from 7:30 am to 10:30 am and then set off on an excursion along the Tracciolino trail, one of the most intact and evocative stretches of the Costa Viola which meanders at 300 meters above sea level through the Mediterranean Maquis, a splendid panoramic terrace on the Strait of Messina and the Aeolian islands.Packed lunch at the picturesque fishing village of Chianalea di Scilla, nestled on the tip of the boot it narrates a thousand-year history and ancient myths. In the afternoon, birdwatching and second photo session. Evening dedicated to post production to compare shots of the tour. Dinner and overnight stay in the accommodation facility.

    Campo Calabro

    Photo session from 7:30 am to 10:30 am and subsequently birdwatching in one of the observation points surrounding the city; lunch of your choice. In the afternoon, birdwatching and second photo session. Evening dedicated to post production to compare the shots of the tour. Dinner and overnight stay in the accommodation facility.

    Campo Calabro

    Photo session from 7:30 to 10:30. Lunch in a traditional restaurant and departure.
     
    N.B. gli orari e gli itinerari possono variare in base alle condizioni meteo.
     
     

    Clothing and useful equipment:
    • waterproof, breathable and windproof jacket
    • hiking socks and boots
    • sun hat with a visor
    • SLR and telephoto (at least 400 mm focal length)
    • tripods
    •binoculars

    Note

    Registration is not binding. Upon reaching the minimum number of participants necessary for the formation of the group, you will be asked to confirm the booking and to pay a deposit.

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