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Slatina

Prague  >  Czech Republic

Pond with a reedbed surrounded by interesting habitats such as bushland, agricultural area and an old ochard. 

Added by Jan Grünwald

Description

The Slatina area is an important breeding site for many birds connected to reedbeds such as  Little Bittern (the only location of this species in Prague),  Savi's Warbler,  Water Rail,  Great Reed Warbler,  Reed Warbler,  Eurasian Moorhen   or  Reed Bunting. Also the  European Marsh Harrier  is breeding here. On the pond itself breeds many pairs of  Great Crested Grebe,  Eurasian Coot,  Mallard  and a few pairs of  Common Pochard and  Tufted Duck. In the linked rural areas breed Red-backed Shrike,  Grasshopper Warbler,  Common Nightingale and many others. Nearby there is a breeding site of  Sand Martin

During the spring migration you can see birds such as  Bluethroat,  Whinchat,  European Stonechat,  European Pied Flycatcher,  Garganey and many other species of waterfowl,  Common Snipe,  Northern Lapwing and many, many more species. 

Many birds come to spend a night in the reedbed, especially in the end of summer. It is the best place in the area where to watch  Common Starling murmuration. Also  Barn Swallow and  Western Yellow Wagtail come here to spend a night.

During the weekend the location can be overcrowded by people such as fishermen or bikers so I recommend you to visit the location during weekdays. Please do not disturb birds in their breeding habitats and use just visible pathways!

Details

Access

Easily accesible by car. There is a small parking lot in the north of the pond. You can also arrive by public transport using a bus to station Dolnoměcholupská and then 30 minutes walking using the biking trail. It is possible to make a circular route, but only the eastern side of the pond has a paved road. 

Terrain and Habitat

Reedbeds, Grassland, Wetland, Agriculture

Conditions

Open landscape, High water possible, Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road, Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Car, Bicycle, Foot, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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