Southern Italy

Bird trapping on the South Italian coast

Danger on the coastal and islands flyway

Whinchat killed by a trap in IschiaWhinchat killed by a trap in IschiaThe islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea along the south Italian coast, in particular Capri, Ischia and Ponza, are valuable stepping stones for the migrants returning from Africa. After arrival here in spring following a demanding flight across the Sahara and the Mediterranean they are often too exhausted to fly.