Birdwatching tours by iCroatiaTravel are getting more and more popular in Croatia. Find out why.
Croatia can boast one of the most abundant bird populations in Europe, which in numbers look like this: a total of 400 species of birds have been registered, of which 235 are nesters, while 80 types of nesters in Croatia are endangered in Europe. In Croatia you will come across many large area preserved habitats, and the best known locations for bird-watching are five Ramsar sites: Kopački rit, Crna Mlaka, the Neretva River delta, Lonja Field and Vrana lake.
Carp ponds that have replaced original marshlands are also an interesting area, and are the final oasis for water birds such as the Ferruginous Duck, Black Stork and White-Tailed Sea Eagle.
Some of the most interesting birds are the Ferruginous Duck, which nests in Croatia, and during the autumn migration, thausands can be seen. Near the offshore islands Scopoli’s Shearwater, Yelkouan shearwater, Audouin’s gull and Eleonora’s Falcon can be seen. In the coastal region, you will be greeted by the Rock Partridge and near Biokovo and Paklenica by te Rock Nuthatch and the Blue Rock Thrush. The Adriatic cost is also home to one of the strongest population of Yellow-legged Gulls and the Mediterranean subtype of the Shag. During the nights is also possible to hear Eagle Owls.
Shorter or longer excursions are organized from unspoiled Mediterranean coasts and islands to the highest peaks of mountains. Please take a look of our small group tours with guaranteed departures or contact us to tailor a tour for you.