• Birdwatching tours

    Guided birdwatching tours on the Croatian coast by Val Tours travel agency in 2016 and 2017

    The Croatian coastal area, with many different Mediterranean species,contains many significant birding sites throughout the year. As Croatia extends over the central and partially over the west European migration corridor, intense migrations, with especially notable migrations of raptors, take place in most of the coastal regions in spring and in autumn.


    The Adriatic coast is also an important wintering area for many of species, while the pelagic islands shelter Cory's Shearwater, Eleonora's Falcon, Levantine (Yelkouan) Shearwater and Audouin's Gull in Croatia.

    We recommend using international airports Zadar or Split for those arriving to the coastal tours, and international airport Zagreb for those arriving to the Drava River tour.

    As a small help for deciding what to pack, the usual values for minimal air temperature on the lower coastal areas are as it follows:

    • April 19 C°
    • May 22 C°
    • June 28 C°
    • July 34 C°
    • August 34 C°
    • September 25 C°
    • October 22 C°

    Naturally, higher sea-levels mean lower temperatures - participants in tours that include mountainous areas should not forget that fact!


    Not only is this a wonderful area for birds, but with a sunny and warm climate and a friendly welcome for tourists, you can be sure of a great holiday, which would ideally be suited to those who prefer a rather leisurely approach, though the hours in the field will be long.

    Still, you can look forward to a relaxing break as the birding locations will be within comparatively small distance from your base.


    Tours tailored to your exact needs and wants are available per request!

    As an alternative to above listed tours, we offer tour itineraries designed and arranged for private groups, clubs, societies and companies with competitive pricing. Tour dates, tour length, or the list of birdwatching sites to visit, may be tailored to your exact needs and wants. We offer special discounts for groups from any national ornithological societies and clubs.


    Bird-a-day

    Many birdwatchers on a leisure vacation with their non-birdwatching partner or family might find our day guided birdwatching tours most productive, especially because we will gladly arrange alternative sight-seeing tours for the rest of their company. We may provide flexible arrangements, from a few hours to a whole day. Did you know, for example, that the Vransko Lake Nature Park and its ornithological reserve, which is is possibly the most important coastal passage stop-over in the country, in both spring and autumn, lies within a 10 minute's drive of the city center!


    Targeted birdwatching - does your check list miss any of these birds?

    Pygmy Cormorant, Rock Partridge, Little Crake, Eagle Owl, Scops Owl, Olive-tree Warbler, Orphean Warbler, Moustashed Warbler, Sombre Tit, Rock Nuthatch, European Bee-eater, Bearded Tit, Bittern, Woodchat Shrike, Rock Bunting, Black-headed Bunting, Black-eared Wheatear, Calandra Lark, Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Stone Curlew, Corncrake...