Birding & COASTAL WILDLIFE PARKS
Vendicari, south of Siracusa, is a Ramsar Convention wetland and attracts birders from across Europe as 20,000+ waterfowl pass through during the Spring migration period.
On the southern coast Biviere de Gela National Park features a series of freshwater lagoons and beautiful dunes and is an important staging area for numerous species of migratory birds, including Great Cormorants.
In the northwest, Zingaro National Park is home to two very rare birds: the Bonelli Eagle, one of the rarest European birds of prey, and the Greek Partridge of Sicily.
For divers, Ustica Island is a protect marine reserve with Mediterranean coral reefs.