Thursday, 27 November 2008

Destinations: Palic - Serbia

The spa town of Palic lies in the very north of Serbia, in the Vojdvodina region, about 10km east of the city of Subotica. In summer this is a busy tourist resort but in spring and autumn the area becomes a good birding site. The main interest here centres on four lakes in and around the town. There is a good range of herons, warblers include Savi's, Great Reed and Moustached, Bearded and Penduline Tits are quite common, White-tailed Eagles hang around in autumn and winter and Sakers visit from time to time to hunt. Pygmy Cormorant is regular, Ferruginous Duck is here almost all year round and this is the best area for Red-crested Pochard in the country. Outside the nesting period large numbers of gulls roost here, too. Given its semi-urban setting, this is an easy area to explore.

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