• Vransko Lake Nature Park
  • Himantopus Himantopus - Black-winged Stilt
  • Alectoris Graeca - Rock Partridge
  • Ardea Purpurea - Purple Heron
  • Vransko Lake Nature Park
  • Vransko Lake Nature Park

    Area description

    This is the largest lake in Croatia. The lake is shallow, and therefore its entire bottom remains within reach for all waders which feed by diving. Hills to the east from the lake have areas covered with macchia. More then 20.000 waterbirds, mostly Coots. This is a nature park.

    Types of habitats

    21% Mediterranean dry grasslands

    33% wetland and swampy habitats

    14% olive groves

    12% Mediterranean shrub

    8% coniferous forests and holm oak macchia

    12% other (mosaic arable fields)

    Birds

    Pygmy Cormorant, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Spotted Crake, Little Crake, Bailon's Crake, Moustached Warbler, Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver, Bittern, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Night Heron,  Squacco Herron, Spoonbill, Short-toed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Merlin, Rock Partridge, Black-winged Stilt, Ruff, Wood Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Black Tern, Eagle Owl, Nightjar, Kingfisher, Short-toed Lark, Woodlark, Tawny Pipit, Bluethroat, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Gray Shrike.

    Location