Friday, 4 September 2009

Destinations: Lake Visovac, Krka NP, Croatia

Lake Visovac (Visovac jezero) is a huge waterbody along the Krka River within the Krka National Park in Croatia. It is not always easy to access the waterside, given the often steep rugged terrain, but good spots to scan the water are at Samostan Visovac (west shore: see photo) and the boat jetty at Stinice (opposite on the east shore). Between these two points is the small island of Visovac, though this is not worth visiting for birds. Birds include Pygmy Cormorant, Short-toed Eagle, Yellow-legged Gull, Cirl Bunting, Golden Oriole and Fan-tailed, Great Reed and Cetti's Warblers. On passage wildfowl and waders stop over.

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