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Bird-Watching Messina  Italy
The Strait of Messina is a must-visit for bird-watchers as it's a significant migration flyway for storks and raptors, which can number in the tens of thousands in the spring. The area's coastal wetlands and salt pans attract other bird species such as spoonbills, black-winged stilts and glossy ibises. Falcons, eagles and buzzards have also been recorded along the strait. In total, there are over 300 different bird species that migrate through the Strait of Messina—bring your binoculars and notebook before you head up to your ship's deck!