Thursday, 13 November 2008

Destinations: Orava Reservoir - Slovakia

This man-made lake is the biggest single wetland in Slovakia. It lies in the north, along the Polish border, in the Zilina region. Access is via main road E77 and then road 520. It is best in spring and autumn when passage waders and wildfowl reside here. In the summer the water is busy with anglers, boaters, bathers, etc, though Lesser Spotted and White-tailed Eagles, Hen Harrier, Goshawk, Black Grouse, Corncrake, Great Grey Shrike, Black and Grey-headed Woodpecker and Common Rosefinch all breed in habitats around the lake.

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