|Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros ©Peter Jones http://www.btinternet.com/~pdj_photos/|
Number of bird species: 378
Country area: 56.540 km2
Population: 4.726.000 (density: 83.5/km2)
Species number: 378 confirmed (1997)
Number of IBA areas: 23 (754.533 ha, 13% of the country)
Ramsar sites: complete: 0; partial: 3; still lacking: 8
Association for Biological Research (BIOM)Website
Udruga za biološka istraživanja - BIOM / Association for Biological Research - BIOM is the BirdLife contact for Croatia. Postal address: Preradoviceva 34, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia - 1st landline: +385 1 4100 018 - 2nd landline: +385 1 2950 084 - Cell: +385 95 903 6051 – Krešimir (Executive Director) - Cell: +385 95 905 9948 – Vedran (Office Manager) - Cell: +385 95 814 7787 – Ivan (Conservation Manager) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Croatian Society for Bird and Nature ProtectionWebsite
Ilirski Trg 9, HR10000 Zagreb. + 385 1 389 5445; email@example.com
Kopacki Rit Nature ReserveInformation
The 42,000-acre park is covered in lush vegetation and is home to 285 bird species, including rare varieties such as the black stork...
Kopački Rit Nature ReserveInformation
Kopački Rit, a nature park not far from the confluence of the Drava and the Danube, situated at the very border and it is one of the most important, largest and most attractive preserved intact wetlands in Europe...
Krka National ParkWebsite
The number of species (222); the structure of the bird community and the great importance that Krka has for the spring and autumn migrations mean that it is ornithologically one of the most important regions in Europe.
Paklenica National ParkWebsite
Paklenica is the second National Park in Croatia, proclaimed in 1949. Its designation is an indication of the natural diversity and richness of the area, at a place where the Mediterranean, continental and mountain climates meet. The Park is famous for its rich flora and also hosts a special kind of karst relief with many attractive features typical for this limestone system.
Plitvice Lakes National ParkInformation
The area is faunistically rich, including European brown bear Ursus arctos, wolf Canis lupus, eagle owl Bubo bubo, and capercaillie Tetra urogallus. There are records of 126 species of birds, of which 70 breed...
Slavonski Brod-Natural PreservesSatellite View
On the left side of the river Sava downstream from Zagreb, several large fields - depressions have been formed. They are Crnec polje, Lonjsko polje, Mokro polje, Crnac polje and last of them, Jelas polje. In the course of millenia, life in these depressions has developed under the influence of water. Most of the year the fields were periodically flooded, depending on the Sava water level.
Croatia presently has 4 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 80,455 hectares...
2003 [June] Jeremy Barker & Sandra GöetschReport
This was a summer tour around Austria, cleaning up a few birds that Sandra particularly wanted to see, then a 10-day trip to Croatia, along the coast, returning inland. Effectively no information was available to us before we visited Croatia, so we missed a lot; however for the Austrian sites we visited we are indebted to Graham Tebb & Georg Juen for their help...
2003 [Summer] Kasper Hendriks & Rob van BemmelenReport
July 2003 was the moment for 4 young birders from The Netherlands to do some interesting birding in the eastern part of Europe. The month July is of course not the best time to go birding, because most birds are relatively non-active in summer. But, as all the participants attain some sort of school during the rest of the year, a trip this long in spring was no option. The group departed on Saturday the 28th of June and returned on Sunday the 27th of July 2003...
2005 [August] - Sander BotReport
This summer we decided to enjoy our holidays in Slovenia and Croatia. We are interested in birds, but also butterflies, dragonflies and hoverflies. For more information about our trip and its species, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2006 [October] - Bob & Dora SwannReport
...The slopes were still in the shade and there was no sign of the birds. Lots of European Robins, Blackbirds and a few Wrens in the scrub but little else. I walked back down the road and down the track to the overgrown fields and orchards by the ruined houses. Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs were feeding in the bushes and a flock of Long-tailed Tits moved through. In the overgrown field I disturbed a Common Redstart, a pair of Dunnock, a European Serin and a few Rock Buntings. Finally a Common Raven flew overhead. Just as the sun was coming up on the slopes I had to leave to head back to the hotel for breakfast with Dora. On the way down I stopped briefly by the dump, where by the roadside I found a Blue Rock Thrush, a Stonechat and lots of White Wagtails...
2008 [May] - Honeyguide - IstriaReport
2008 [May] - Mark EasterbrookReport
We arrived in Croatia near Dubrovnik mid morning to brilliant sunshine and a refreshing sea breeze. Quickly heading off to the hotel in Mlini about 11Km east of Dubrovnik and 8Km from the airport at Chilipi; it was ideally situated and just below the hills described by Jon Hornbuckle; where the Partridges could be. En route Alpine Swifts, Swallows and House Martins hawked above us...
2010 [July] - Jacob Rudhe - HvarReport
Me and my family went to Croatia for one week’s vacation for a lot of swimming and basking in the sun, the last week of July. Although very little time was spent for bird watching, some nice birds were seen on the trip...
2011 [May] - Honeyguide - IstriaReport
…there were 3 Nightingales in the scrub at the eastern end close to the pumping house (with a dozen or so House Martin nests) drowning out the singing male Melodious Warbler. A single snatch of Grey-headed Woodpecker ‘song’ was heard from the wet oak forest along the River Mirna and we were rarely out of earshot of Cirl Buntings...
2012 [August] - Chris Stott - IstriaReport
...I was based just south of Porec at the Hotel Laguna Mediteran, which is part of a large resort complex of hotels and apartments situated on the coast. I can recommend this hotel for comfort, service and value for money....
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