Heronry of the Abbey of Acqualunga

The heronry of the Abbey of Acqualunga, in the Municipality of Frascarolo, includes three wooded areas, in one of which there is a colony of herons, the most interesting in the region. All five species of gregarious herons that nest in Italy are present, unique in Lombardy.
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The "Lago di Sartirana" heronry is located near an oxbow lake formed in the 18th century by a bend in the Sesia river. It has long been known not only for its luxuriant reeds but also for its migratory birdlife.
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Verminesca Heronry
Verminesca Heronry
The Verminesca heronry extends over the territories of Cozzo, Sant'Angelo and Castelnovetto, and occupies an area of 173 hectares. It is a swampy strip along the Guida canal, where humid black alder woods alternate with expanses of marshy vegetation. The little bittern, a small solitary heron specialized in mimicry, nests among the marsh vegetation.