The bird life is the most interesting and most spectacular part of the reserve. They are, in fact, about 200 detected species that alternate throughout the year, of which about 80 nesting. Among the most important marsh harrier, the hen harrier, the white heron, osprey, the kite, the honey buzzard, the slender- billed curlew, little egrets, squacco, black-tailed godwit, the purple heron, the bittern, the European roller and the cuckoo crested. Among the mammals that inhabit the Diaccia we find foxes, hedgehogs, porcupines, badgers, hares and otters. There are also numerous reptiles, including the European pond turtle, the rat snake, the snake of Aesculapius, the lizard, the green lizard, the three-toed skink, the tortoise and the gecko. The waters are populated by crustaceans, annelids, arachnids and insects.T
Visitor Center Casa Ximenes:
June-August: every day, except Mondays, 16:00 to 22:00
September-May: from Thursday to Sunday, 13:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Upon reservation you can also take guided boat trips in the "swamp"
Province of Grosseto, Conservation of Nature
Tel: 0564 484581
Visitor Center Casa Ximenes
Tel: 347 5345189 - 339 4331553