The flamingo Phenicopterus roseus is present in Italy all year round, and it has been increasing in the last two decades. It first nested in 1993; currently, there are an estimated 4,000 nesting pairs, but with very variable values. For reproduction it uses salt pans, fish farms and other large brackish basins. In winter there are over 40,000 flamingos, of which at least 30,000 in the North Adriatic coast. In the WWF Oasis of Valle Averto it is present all year round, with up to a maximum of 1,000 individuals which forage in the vast water bodies; nevertheless it does not nest.