Livanjsko Polje

Bosnia  >  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Livanjsko field is the largest karst field in the world with 264 registered bird species.

Added* by Anto Perkovic
Most recent update 8 December 2020


Livanjsko polje (Livanjsko field) is the largest polje (karstic field) in the world.[citation needed] A typical example of karst polje encircled by tall peaks and mountain ranges, the field is characterized by many unique natural phenomenons and karstic features. A combination of mountains, wetlands, and grasslands makes a perfect habitat for a wide range of bird species. Many birds of prey can be seen here and special birds like Western Capercaillie, Corn Crake, Eagle Owl, White-backed Woodpecker, Common Rosefinch and Lesser Grey Shrike.



The area is located near the airports of Split (CRO) and Mostar (BiH) and it is easily accessible by car. You can explore it by car, cycling, walking or canoeing.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Plain , Mountain , Lake , Mud flats , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plateau , Valley , Moors/heathland , River , City/village


Flat , Mountainous , Wet , Hilly , Rocky , Open landscape , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Wide path , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform



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