Over 35,000 Birds Spotted in Kopački Rit During Winter Birdwatching

By 5 February 2019

ZAGREB, February 5, 2019 - The latest winter bird count in Kopački Rit, which has recently ended, show that there were over 35,000 birds in that nature park in eastern Croatia during this winter.

This year's winter bird count was carried out by the park's staff and the Croatian Society for Bird and Nature Protection.

The local staff said that mallards and greater white-fronted geese were the most numerous birds in the park. Also, great cormorants and greylag geese were spotted.

In 1993, Kopački Rit was added to the List of Wetlands of International Importance as defined by the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

Four more Croatian locations were entered into this list: Lonsko Polje Nature Park, Vransko Jezero Nature Park, the delta of the River Neretva and the Crna Mlaka fishponds.

The results of the winter bird count were presented on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, observed annually on 2 February.

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