Pelagic Islands - the home of the Eleonora's Falcon in Croatia
Island of Vis and the smaller islands around it, as well as islands of Bisevo, St. Andrija, Brusnik, Jabuka and Palagruza, are the only nesting area of Eleonora's Falcon in Croatia, while the almost entire national breeding population of Cory's Shearwater also dwells here.
For these two species the most important is the Island of St. Andrija with the nearby islet of Kamnik. They are nesting on cliffs and rocks rising sheer from the sea.
Types of habitats
- 97% sea, 3% land of which:
- 44% coniferous forests and holm oak macchia
- 33% Mediterranean shrub
- 11% olive groves and vineyards
- 6% Mediterranean dry grasslands
- 6% other
Cory's Shearwater, Eleonora's Falcon, Levantine (Yelkouan) Shearwater, Peregrine Falcon,Nightjar, Red-backed Shrike.