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Bird Watching South Albania

As nature returns the Egyptian Vulture

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  • South Albania

Service Description

With the unraveling of the nation 25 years ago you can only imagine the enthusiasm that erupted when ornithologist around the world could now catalogue and discover birds in Albania. With over 64 birds identified and 19 butterflys, Albania is now becoming a bucket list destination not only to explore bird watching but taking in some local culture, hiking and amazing food. The Vrina Plain is a large expanse of valley floor that stretches 10 km (6 mi) from the main Butrint archaeological site to Çuka e Aitoit, the conical shaped mountain near the Greek border. The plain was formed over 3,000 years ago by accumulating silt washed down from the Pavllas River. These fresh water marshes are particularly attractive to wintering water birds, such as the little egret, spoonbill, grey heron, little-ringed plover and lapwing. In 2002 the plain sheltered the greatest number of geese (white-fronted, gray lag and red-breasted goose) ever recognized in an Albanian wetland site. During the migration season, terns, sandpipers, and curlews use the area as a feeding and resting ground. In 1993, the critically endangered slender-billed curlew was spotted. Specific areas such as Llogara Park, Butrint National Park and Diviak . Our travels will begin in Tirana. DETAILS Season April, May, October, November, December, Duration 6 nights/7 days Best time for viewing Early morning hours, between 05:00-07:30. Difficulty Easy to moderate, at times uneven terrain. Landscape Through countryside and marshlands. WHAT WE OFFER Our tours are ta