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Discover Tawny Owls in Rome



Look for tawny owls – shy, nocturnal birds of prey – on a fascinating night hike in the Castelfusano pine forest with a local ornithologist.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Italian
Tour by Patrizia

I am graduated in Natural Sciences and I organize tours for ten years. My job is to let the participant in touch with nature. I also work in the school organizing lab science. I usually organize Historical and environmental tours in Rome and surroundings. I am a volunteer environmental association that protects birds and habitats. I'm an entomologist and study for many years the butterflies and I recently took part in a study on the wolf nearby the city of Rome. I also worked for ten years in a Travel Agency and I manage a B&B in a lovely district near Rome, Ostia Antica where I live for five years.
I was born in Rome and I lived there for 24 years, then I moved to Ostia, on the beach at 20 km from Rome and then after married I moved to OSTIA ANTICA which is between Rome and Ostia. The place where I live is very quite and surrounded by countryside and I wake up with the birds singing. I can reach the city very easily taking about 40 minutes so I do not miss the Theatre and the Museums of Rome

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  • Enjoy a night hike with a local bird expert
  • Look for tawny owls and other nocturnal creatures
  • walk in silence of the woods

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During the hike, we’ll have the opportunity to hear and see nocturnal creatures such as tawny owls, which nest in the forest. With a little luck, we’ll also meet some foxes and other wild animals.

We’ll play a recording of a tawny owl call and wait for a real owl to answer, telling us to leave its “house”. Often, the owl can be seen flying overhead.

Suitable clothing for seasonal weather conditions is required. Hiking boots are preferable as it can be wet (also in spring and summer).

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What’s included & not included

  • Expert ornithologist hiking guide
  • Night hike in the Castelfusano pine forest
  • train tickets

Meeting point

Metro station of Ostia Antica (Ostia antica train station)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

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  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal