Livanjsko polje (Livanjsko field) is the largest polje (karstic field) in the world. 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 HabitatForest, Wetland, Plain, Mountain, Lake, Mud flats, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Plateau, Valley, Moors/heathland, River, City/village
ConditionsFlat, Mountainous, Swampy, Hilly, Rocky, Open landscape, High water possible
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Autumn, Spring migration, Autumn migration
RouteUnpaved road, Narrow trail, Wide path, Paved road
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Vransko lake in Croatia and Hutovo blato in BiH.