BIRDWATCHING HOLIDAY - 8 DAY GUIDED TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Karst Fields (Part I)


 


  • Karst Fields

With seasonally flooded land, alluvial forest, seasonal marshes, pools and permanent streams, karst fields provide important stop-over for migrating birds using the Adriatic Flyway.
  • Karst Fields

In Southeastern Europe, large agricultural basins surrounded by dry mountains fill up at regular intervals with water and become huge water lands. There are around 140 such karst fields in the Dinaric region, stretching from Slovenia to Albania.
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster
  • Karst Fields

The waterfowl of Central, North and Eastern Europe concentrate especially on one of the migration routes - Adriatic Flyway which runs right across the Balkans, the Adriatic and Southern Italy to reach North Africa. Until recently little was known about this route but today we know that in fact millions of birds fly twice yearly along this migration route between their breeding grounds and their wintering places. The Mediterranean and the Dinaric Alps represent major hurdles they have to overcome on their way. They can only survive if there are safe, intact resting places on their route - karst fields.

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Proteus anguinus - endemic species
  • Karst Fields

Nevesinjsko Polje karst field and river Zalomka.
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler

Melodious Warbler

Hippolais polyglotta
  • Woodcock Orchid

Woodcock Orchid

Ophrys scolopax
  • Karst Fields

Popovo Polje karst field.
  • Black-headed Bunting
  • Black-headed Bunting
  • Black-headed Bunting
  • Black-headed Bunting
  • Black-headed Bunting
  • Black-headed Bunting
  • Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed Bunting

Emberiza melanocephala
  • Karst Fields

Popovo Polje karst field.
  • Lesser Spotted Fritillary

Lesser Spotted Fritillary

Melitaea trivia
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spanish Sparrow

Spanish Sparrow

Passer hispaniolensis
  • Karst Fields

Mostarsko Blato karst field.
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler

Eastern Subalpine Warbler

Sylvia cantillans
  • Karst Fields

Popovo Polje karst field.
  • Beautiful Demoiselle

Beautiful Demoiselle

Calopteryx virgo
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear

Oenanthe hispanica
  • Glass Lizard

Glass Lizard

Pseudopus apodus
  • European Turtle Dove
  • European Turtle Dove
  • European Turtle Dove
  • European Turtle Dove

European Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur
  • Southern Comma

Southern Comma

Polygonia egea
  • Eastern Orphean Warbler
  • Eastern Orphean Warbler
  • Eastern Orphean Warbler
  • Eastern Orphean Warbler
  • Eastern Orphean Warbler
  • Eastern Orphean Warbler

Eastern Orphean Warbler

Sylvia crassirostris
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Red-rumped Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Nightingale

Common Nightingale

Luscinia megarhynchos
  • Eurasian Whimbrel
  • Eurasian Whimbrel

Eurasian Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus
  • Blasius Horseshoe Bat

Blasius's Horseshoe Bat

Rhinolophus blasii
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting

Emberiza calandra
  • Eurasian Hoopoe
  • Eurasian Hoopoe
  • Eurasian Hoopoe
  • Eurasian Hoopoe
  • Eurasian Hoopoe
  • Eurasian Hoopoe
  • Eurasian Hoopoe
  • Eurasian Hoopoe

Eurasian Hoopoe

Upupa epops
  • Whinchat
  • Whinchat
  • Whinchat
  • Whinchat
  • Whinchat
  • Whinchat
  • Whinchat
  • Whinchat

Whinchat

Saxicola rubetra
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon

Red-footed Falcon

Falco vespertinus