? (Prague), (N)

summer and passage ()

0o0´/0o0´ N/A ha m, marshes and pools surrounded by rocky outcrops and broadleaf woodland


Birding Site Guide

This reserve is located north of Prague between the towns of Decin, Libere and Ceska Lípa. The reserve is mainly wet grassland and marsh with several pools of various size, 2 being quite large. The main attraction of the reserve is the Common Cranes, White-tailed Eagles and Red-crested Pochard and other wetland birds such as Spoonbill and waders on passage. Just off this state reserve are rocky outcrops surrounded by broadleaf forest where other species can be sought. Other birds that may be encountered in and around the reserve include Red-footed Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Eagle Owl, Wryneck, Woodlark and Red-breasted Flycatcher.

Within easy reach of Prague there are many areas to look for birds in the abundant forests and hills. Below is an example of species which could be seen.

  • Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
  • Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
  • White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
  • Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus winter
  • Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus rare NT
  • Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  • Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia mountains
  • Common Crane Grus grus
  • Little Crake Porzana parva rare
  • Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
  • Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
  • Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
  • Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  • Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
  • Barn Owl Tyto alba
  • European Scops-Owl Otus scops
  • Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo
  • Tawny Owl Strix aluco
  • Tengmalm’s Owl Aegolius funereus
  • Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum
  • Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
  • Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
  • Black Woodpecker Dryocopos maritius
  • Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
  • Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
  • White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
  • Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus
  • Crested Lark Galerida cristata rare
  • Sand Martin Riparia riparia
  • Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
  • Goldcrest Regulus regulus
  • Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
  • Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
  • Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
  • Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
  • Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides
  • Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
  • European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
  • Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis rare
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
  • Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia rare
  • Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
  • Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
  • Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
  • Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus


Author: Kryštof Chmel