Neretva River Mouth

Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Croatia

The Neretva River Mouth has lagoons and shallow bays where many birds can be seen.

Added* by Boleslaw Slocinski
Most recent update 2 April 2021


Neretva River Mouth is a complex of wetland habitats. Vast areas by the banks of the Neretva River and its tributaries are richly developed habitats with reedbeds, as well as other riparian plants. The mouth of the Neretva River combines vast lagoons, shallow sand bays, low sandy shores and shoals, and salt marshes. Reclaimed land is covered by broad arable fields with a well developed network of irrigation channels. Here dwells Croatia's largest breeding populations of Great Bittern and Baillon's Crake. Some of the other birds you can see here are Little Bittern, Western Marsh Harrier, Spotted Crake, Bearded Tit Pygmy Cormorant, Purple Heron, Eurasian Spoonbill, European Roller, Tawny Pipit and Red-backed Shrike.



Explore the area along the coast. You can also go further inland around the village of Metković where they have build an impressive observatory overlooking one of the most interesting points.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Beach , Mud flats , River , Sea , Reedbeds


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Car , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform


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