Birds of Slovakia

Slovakia is home to over 300 species of including several endangered species. The avifauna of Slovakia includes a total of 364 species, of which 2 have been introduced by humans, and 94 are rare or accidental. 11 species are globally threatened. Checklist

Fat birder on Slovakia – excellent

Slovakia is essentially a land of mountains; high, snow-capped, rugged, often wild mountains. Birding here often involves some walking, if not trekking, and the mountains and forests do not always give up their delights easily. But delights there are: Eagle, Ural, Pygmy and Tengmalm`s Owls, Three-toed, White-backed, Middle Spotted, Grey-headed and Black Woodpeckers, Black Stork, Booted, Lesser-spotted, Imperial and Golden Eagles, Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Ring Ouzel, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Nutcracker, Common Rosefinch, Alpine Accentor and the enticing Wallcreeper to mention just a few.

Bird watching in Slovakia (The Guardian)

The Tatras national park, a wild area of Slovakia on the Polish border, is the place to find owls. Ural, Tengmalm’s and pygmy owls and the Eurasian eagle-owl all nest in the area. These high, forested mountains are well-known in their deciduous sections for at least five types of woodpecker, including the syrian and grey-headed. Where corncrakes have all but disappeared from our landscape, here their grating call can often be heard in the meadows. Higher up, in the conifer forests, you can find capercaillie, hazel and black grouse; in the skies soar imperial eagles and sakers.

See Sarus Bird tours After arrival in Kosice, we drive to the Tatras National Park, on the Polish border, Here, we will begin searching for our target species. Our local guide will hopefully have good nesting sites for three owl species, Ural, Tengmalm’s and Pygmy, and we can look for Eagle Owl. Several Woodpeckers are also resident, including Black and Three-toed, and we may find Grey-headed, as well as Green and Great Spotted.

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