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Stagno di Cagliari


Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia in the south of the island has a very large wetlands area on its south-western outskirts. Much is used by the salt works, and it is thus often too saline. But the southern most part (shown on the map just above the name Residenza del Sole) is now a nature reserve with a hide and a somewhat protected (blinded) access.


Notable Species

This is a great area for shorebirds, Greater Flamingo, and at times Slender-billed Gull. How much there is depends on the water level to a large degree.


Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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Other Sites

There are other ponds to the north that may be excellent for birds at times, but much is either inaccessible, or there is no place to park your car on the very busy roads. So be careful, but try to explore what is possible.

There are also some ponds along the Dorsale Consortile road (not shown on the map), and a left turn across a bridge from that road may provide better views into the far (north) side of the reserve.

Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

Access is from the southbound (only!) lane of the road to Pula. Immediately after the turnoff to the Dorsale Consortile road (which leads into a major industrial area) turn right on to a dirt road that leads into the reserve.

Contact Details

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External Links

Content and images originally posted by Swissboy