Thursday, 11 December 2008

Destinations: Lake Rusanda - Serbia

Lake Rusanda is a highly saline, shallow wetland by the town of Melenci in the Vojvodina region of northern Serbia. Belgrade is about an hour to the south by road. There is good wader passage here in both spring and autumn (Serbia's only confirmed Pectoral Sandpiper was found here). In the adjacent park a rookery often hosts some pairs of Red-footed Falcon, Kestrel and Long-eared Owl. Other birds here include Syrian Woodpecker and Golden Oriole. Being right at the edge of Melenci this is a very easy place to bird, though there is a spa resort at the lake which can be busy with visitors patients in summer and at weekends.

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