Overview

The 'Boot' is emerging as one of the world’s foremost cross over destinations, home to more than 500 species of bird, a number of mammals, delicious cuisine, internationally renowned wines, historic cities and villages and scenic countryside. Our tour is focused in the north west of Italy, encompassing the canals of Venice, the significant seaport of Trieste and the mighty Dolomites. Along the way, we shall spend our time birding, visiting a number of historical sites and enjoying fine wines and authentic local cuisine.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Ferruginous Duck; Pygmy Cormorant; Collared Pratincole; Slender-billed & Mediterranean Gulls; Bearded Reedling; Eurasian Penduline Tit; Greater Flamingo; Lesser Crested Tern; Hawfinch; Eurasian Woodcock; Long-tailed Tit; Calandra & Crested Larks; Little Crake; Black & Hazel Grouse; Rock Partridge; Western Capercaillie; Rock Ptarmigan; Alpine Accentor; Alpine Chough; Golden Eagle; Eurasian Eagle-owl; Eurasian Pygmy Owl; Lesser Spotted, Middle Spotted & Black Woodpeckers; Eurasian Rock Pipit; Black Redstart; Spotted Nutcracker; Brambling; European Serin;
Top Mammals
European Roe & Red Deer; Alpine Ibex; Alpine Chamois; Camargue horses
Habitats Covered
estuary, delta, coast, mountains, forests, grasslands
Expected Climate
warm and dry, can still be cool to cold in the higher mountainous areas
Max Group Size
12 with 1 Rockjumper leader and local leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
relaxed
Accommodation
comfortable
Ease of Birding
mostly easy
Other Attractions
Chioggia (Little Venice), Church of St. Andrew, Po Delta, Venice, Padova, Piazza dei Signori’s tower, Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica Palladiana, Crypt of the Frescoes, Crypt of the Slaves, Aula Cromaziana, Roman ruins, Piazza Paolo Diacono, Ponto del Diavolo, Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, Ponte di Rialto, San Polo, iconic Italian wines, and cuisine covering such delights as freshly-made ravioli, gnocchi, risotto and the best wood-fired pizzas
Photographic Opportunities
good
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I would recommend Rockjumper to my birding colleagues back in Cape May, New Jersey. Cuan and Rockjumper did an outstanding job in helping us plan our trip.

RS

Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.

The ability of our guide, Rich Lindie, to locate the birds from the faintest movement or call under difficult and trying conditions was outstanding.

This was a fantastic trip. David did an excellent job as our guide. He was thoughtful, attentive, hard-working and an expert in the field. There wasn't much that we didn't find. We very much enjoyed his company and hope he leads us again in the future.

K

Andre, our guide, has such an infectious nature, which had a huge positive effect on our stay. His incredible knowledge of birds was indeed humbling. A birder's paradise and a guide passionate about birds and nature - what more could one ask for?

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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