At the mountain


The greatest number of species (86-89) and the largest quantity of these are observed in spring-summer with the passage of the migrating birds and the arrival of the nest-building birds.

The complexity of the Generoso’s environment favours the presence of a very varied birdlife. In addition, the mountain is a crossroads for the migration between the Alpine arc and the Po Valley.

To-date, 131 species of the 304 known in the Ticino, 83 nesting birds and a number of relatively small song birds such as Passeriformes have been observed and noted.

List of some of the birds you can admire here:

  • Black Kite (Milvus migrans)                             
  • Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)         
  • Buzzard (Buteo buteo)                               
  • Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)                                  
  • Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca)                     
  • Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)                           
  • Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)                           
  • Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)                              
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)  
  • Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)                       
  • House Martin (Delichon urbicum)                        
  • Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)               
  • Coal Tit (Periparus ater)                              
  • Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)                                
  • Great Tit (Parus major)                              
  • Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)                                     
  • Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)                
  • Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)                         
  • Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)                             
  • Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)                          
  • Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris)                    
  • Carrion, Hooded Crow (Corvus corone)           
  • Northern Raven (Corvus corax)                    
  • Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)                             
  • Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)