Location of the Nature Reserve

Location of the Nature Reserve "Laguna di Orbetello" (Orbetello lagoon) managed by WWF-Italy

Orbetello Banding Station

The first Italian owl banding station was initiated as an experiment at WWF-Italy's "Laguna di Orbetello" (Orbetello lagoon) Nature Reserve in 2002 and 2003.

The exact location was "Casale Giannella" (4230'N, 1110'E).

The banding station targeted primarily Scops Owls Otus scops and operated in September 2002 and August 2003 during the post-breeding migration to Africa and in April-May 2003 during the pre-breeding migration.

The Grosseto Province provided partial financial support in 2002; WWF-Italy helped with logistics in 2002 and 2003 thanks especially to Mr. Marco Carsughi, former Director of the Nature Reserve "Laguna di Orbetello".

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