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Bird watching

In the Notranjska Regional Park, more than 270 different birds have been spotted, which represents ¾ of all bird species found in Slovenia. Out of this number, about 100 also have nesting grounds in the area.

Lake Cerknica is one of the two nesting sites for endangered bird species such as common snipe, red-necked grebe, ferruginous duck, northern shoveler, redhsank and Eurasian curlew. The park's forests are home to rare Eurasian three-toed woodpeckers, hazel grouses, Ural and Boreal owls, and in spring, we can listen to the sounds of the globally endangered corncrake.

A guide can take you to one of the hotspots from where you can observe and listen to the birds fully-equipped with scopes and binoculars. Your guide will describe the main features of certain birds and help you recognize particular species.

See also

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

Cerknica Lake

Lake Cerknica

Bear watching