Monday, 2 March 2009

Destinations: Lake Cerknica - Slovenia

Cerknica is a seasonally flooded area, a lake that lies on a karst depression (polje) and appears in spring and autumn but which dries out in summer. The area has reedbeds, peatbog, hayfields and arable land.  Passage and breeding birds include White Stork, Garganey, Ferruginous Duck, Spotted and Little Crakes, White-winged and Black Terns, Common Quail, Corncrake, Yellow Wagtail, Common Rosefinch and Marsh, Savi's and Great Reed Warblers. A range of waders also drop in when on migration. Cerknica lies near the villages of Dolenje Jezero, Grahovo and Zerovniva, about 45km SSW of Ljubljana.  

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