Krk Island

Primorsko Goranska Zupanija  >  Croatia

Rocky mountainous island popular with tourists. There are three lakes to visit, wooded slopes and seawatch points.

Added* by Iain Crawford
Most recent update 16 January 2023


The four best birding areas in Krk are 1. Cape Cuf for seabirds, and the small lake nearby. 2. Jezero Kraj Njivice (Nijivice Marsh), a natural lake with swampy margins especially in wet weather. 3. Ponikve lake, the main reservoir, also likely to overflow. 4. Wooded hills above Baska. Other places are shown in the link below. Among the birds you can see are Yellow-legged Gull, shearwaters, Black-crowned Night Heron, Woodcock, Snipe, Wryneck, Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Harrier and Hen Harrier, Black-winged Stilt, Griffon Vulture, European Roller, Golden Oriole, European Serin, Common Nightingale, Black Kite, Pygmy Cormorant, Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Golden Eagle and many other birds.



The island is connected to the mainland on the north side by a bridge. You can reach the island by ferry from Rijeka, where there is an international airport. Please note the absence of parking or other facilities at the wetland sites. Also footpaths marked may be flooded or very muddy after rain. Thus a telescope will facilitate viewing from afar.

The walk routes on the map are all of 2 or 3 km in length.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Plain , Mountain , Steppe , Lake , Beach , Agriculture , City/village , Reedbeds , Sea , Scattered trees and bushes


Hilly , Rocky , Open landscape , No shadow , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn , Summer


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform



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