Monday, 21 April 2008

Destinations: Krka National Park, Croatia

The Krka National Park in Central Dalmatia (Croatia) lies along the scenic, often rushing Krka River. This is not an easy place to bird as access is limited to certain areas and "off the beaten track" exploration may mean finding yourself in an mine-field! Seriously, there are uncleared mined areas, some marked, some not, close to the park, so roads and clear tracks should not be left. Common birds include Yellow-legged Gull, Scops Owl, Cetti's and Subalpine Warblers, Spanish Sparrow, Blue Rock Thrush, Western Rock Nuthatch and Cirl and Corn Buntings. Pygmy Cormorants are increasing and with a little luck Rock Partridge and Rock Thrush can be seen. Raptors include Short-toed and Golden Eagles. The area lies just inland from Sibenik, an hour and a litle north of Split.

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