Vransko Lake Nature Park
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)
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.