Saturday 23 October we invite you to get up early to learn about an important activity that has been taking place in the Reserve for years. Here, in fact, there is the Station for catching and ringing for scientific purposes. Valle Cavanata Regional Nature Reserve.

Ringing is a research technique based on the individual marking of birds and represents one of the most effective methods for studying the biology, ecology, behavior, movements, productivity of populations and demographics.

A network of monitoring stations, coordinated by the National Centers, is the basis for the management of ringing activities in Europe, where EURING (the European body for ringing) guarantees efficient collaboration.

The Station operates as part of the MonITRing Project, coordinated by ISPRA. The activities are carried out by means of regular capture sessions throughout the year by highly specialized personnel. This project, in addition to increasing the knowledge of birds, allows us to obtain important information on the role of the Valle Cavanata nature reserve as a treasure trove of biodiversity.

In the period 2009-2018 around 5,000 individuals belonging to over 60 different species were captured at the Station.

To get to know this important reality better, Saturday 23 October we organize a morning in the company of the ringers who will accompany us to see the nets that are used to carry out the monitoring and will share with important advice on how to carry out the activity of birdwatching.

In compliance with the regulations relating to the COVID-19 emergency, the event is organized with a limited number. Participation is only possible upon reservation and with a valid Green pass. To join, send an email to with your name and a telephone number. The reservation is effective upon receipt of the confirmation by the staff of the Valle Cavanata Nature Reserve. Participation in the event is free. To participate, the use of a mask and respect for the safety distance are mandatory.

Date: October 23rd
Starting time: 8.00
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting place: will be communicated to subscribers via email
Difficulty: suitable for everyone
Recommended equipment: comfortable clothing, we recommend that you bring binoculars
Participation fee: free thanks to the contribution of the Municipality of Grado and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
Booking: required at
Green pass: mandatory