Flora and Fauna
The structure is open all year to enjoy the wonders of the island during the low season.
In the archipelago of the Egadi you can see sea birds such as the Cory's Shearwater and Manx Shearwater, the Bird of storms, Great Egret and Grey Heron, still Dartford Dartford and Sardinian, the Linnet, the Serin, the greenfinch, the Goldfinch, the Stonechat, the Crested Lark, Barn Owl, the Raven, the Black Kite, the Kestrel, the Kingfisher, the Alpine Swift, the steppe Buzzard Buzzard and white tail, the hoopoe, and the Barn Owl real. Years ago they were imported the Ugarini of California, species now cataloged as sedentary.
Over the heads of customers, it is also easy to see two large birds quarrel: the Peregrine Falcon, greedy predator Cubs Gull which, in turn, seeks the eggs of Falco. Instead, at dawn in front of the windows of the apartments run undisturbed wild rabbits.
In addition, the Egadi Islands are located on the route of several migratory birds, such as Honey Buzzards that, between the end of August and September, pass through the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily to the Egadi and then the coast of Tunisia (Book Avifauna of Sicily A . course). During the period between late March and late May, but especially in the fall, this archipelago becomes important site for migrating black storks and geese: There have been, over the past few years dozens of animals in August-October. The vulture is another species of the family "accipitride", unfortunately in danger of extinction, but inexplicably while studying migration in Marettimo were surveyed between late August and mid-September of 2003, approximately 72 individuals.
Are very rare sightings of the black wheatear, Bonelli's Eagle, Osprey, Shag.
And 'possible to see the Bee-Eater, the Germano and Gazza that nest in the neighboring province of Trapani. Finally, the WWF has cataloged in the Natural Reserve of Saline di Trapani more than 208 species of birds including the Cormorant and the Flamingo, where, between the end of August and beginning of September, between the windmills and mountains of salt , you can admire their migration.
If it is impossible to make a comprehensive list of all species of animals present in the Egadi, it is even more to the Flora. Favignana, during the autumn-spring appearance changes with respect to the dry summer. In this period the island is strengthened, colors and different scents expand over the area. Throughout the promontory of Residence you can find: rosemary, wild garlic, arugula, bietolina, olive trees, agaves, palms, thyme, saffron, sea cabbage (used as a poultice for bruises), capers, succulents typical Mediterranean type the prickly pear, the Hottentot fig (Carpobrotus edulis) and still fennel (great for pasta) and borage.