Andrea Corso

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AUG 16

Discovering nature in Italy

Italy hosts among the richest biodiversity in Europe. The variety of geographic, geo-morphological and climatic conditions that characterizes its territory makes it an extraordinary concentration area of ​​both species and habitats.

APR 19

Deep in Colombia’s rainforests

Do you really know what mud is? I did not know. I am a “desert man” – I have visited North Africa, the Maghreb, the Sahara and many other deserts as Sinai and the Negev many times. I truly love the desert.

Spend a fantastic birding-week in Sicily!

A journey that indulges in nature, history, archeology and the art of cooking – led by Italian Leica birding ambassador Andrea Corso. Take part and discover Sicily, the islands of birds, orchids and archeology.

MAR 16

Linosa Island – a paradise for Mediterranean birders

Ten years ago, a small group of intrepid fanatic birders decided that big national parks, nature reserve and woodlands were not their favourite birding destination. Instead, they love small islands and peaceful places where they can observe migrant birds and dragonflies.

DEC
2016
12

Birding between the Black Sea and the High Caucasus

We proceed slowly along the edge of a stony mountain rim. Only there, some of the target bird species of our trip to Georgia are observable: Caucasian Snowcock, Caucasian Black Grouse, Caucasian Great Rosefinch and Guldenstadt’s Redstart – the frosty grey giant of the rocks, the velvet black puffy guardian of the rhododendron patches, the blood-red jewel of the fields and the tricoloured big redtailed king of the stones.

The Tyrrhenian Flycatcher

Birders, and most people in general, often think that to find and enjoy a nice bird species or an interesting animal, we need to move far from our cities, or even far from our home countries.

MAY
2016
30

Spring at the Straight of Messina

Wind, strong wind, thick clouds, heavy rain, cold … that does not sound like a typical Sicilian springday, does it?  But this how it was. And I went to the Strait of Messina (on the Sicilian side) to study and protect raptors against the illegal shooting for LIPU UK and LIPU Italia. The very first time I have been there was when I was a little kid, only eleven years old. At that time I had huge, old fashioned binoculars 10×50 that my granddad bought for me when I was six and started birding with him. Back then, to watch…

Birding in Morocco

March 2016.  Late evening, the light is changing into a deep orange-red. I am driving up the mountains in the High Atlas, Middle Morocco. By Andrea Corso.