Veliko Blato

Pag  >  Croatia

This reserve is great for raptors, passerines and waders, all year round.

Added* by Johnny J Love
Most recent update 12 February 2020


The Veliko Blato reserve, 15 minutes from Pag Town, has a length of about 2 km and an average width of 1.2 km. It forms a shelter for a wide variety of marsh birds, especially during the nesting, migration and hibernation period. The northern part of the reserve is surrounded by reeds and some varieties of sedges. The edge of the lake is covered with meadows which are sometimes flooded in spring and fall. The southern part of the reserve is surrounded by karst terrain. Among the birds you can see here are Short-toed Snake Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Black Kite, Tawny Pipit, Northern Wheatear, Eurasian Hoopoe, Great Egret, Little Bittern, European Honey-buzzard and Rock Partridge.



Turn off the main road between Pag and Povljana, park at the side of the road and look. There is a walk to an elevated hide overlooking the lake and reedbed.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Wetland , Agriculture


Rocky , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Summer


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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