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The woodpecker path

In our Park there are five species of woodpeckers

The trail, located above the village of Peio, is a short loop that follows a track along a forest road surrounded by a larch forest. The foodpath starts just after the small football field, near the Austrian-Hungarian Cemetery, on the hill of San Rocco and proceeds to the location Valasiccia.
This easy access path, as a charming walk in the forest, makes the way feasible to anyone, without special equipment recommended for hiking.
By reading some informative panels along the short naturalist trail, visitors will discover a fascinating and mysterious group of birds that inhabit the forest areas of the park: the woodpeckers.
Length: 1,500 m
Drop: 200 m
Time: 0.45 h

 
The woodpecker path

The Stelvio National Park offers to the visitors a special contact with wildlife, guaranteed by the conditions of peace that only a protected area can offer. In this context it is therefore easier to observe elusive and secretive species such as woodpeckers, birds that have developed special adaptations to life predominantly in woody environments. An help to find if this group of birds are present can be provided by looking at some specific signs of presence: the cavity of feeding and breeding, feathers, recent prey remains as well as a particular warbling song, issued primarily during the mating season. In our park there are five species of woodpeckers: the Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), the European Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), the Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus), the Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) and the Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus).
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