Henc Wetland

Kosovo, Fushë Kosovë (Airport Prishtina)  >  Europe

Small but important wetland near the airport where many birds can be seen.

Added* by Bleta Arifi
Most recent update 9 November 2021
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One of the most important wetlands in the central part of Kosovo is the wetland site of Henc. It was artificially created in the late sixties, aiming at the cultivation of fish. The wetland was created by the conflux of Magura and Vrella water flows, which are branches of Sitnica River. With the surface of 74 ha, biodiversity in the Henc wetland is considered quite rich compared to its size. It attracts many birds. Among the birds you can see in the area are Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Black-winged Stilt, Whiskered Tern, Pygmy Cormorant, Great Bittern, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Penduline Tit, Corn Bunting, Montagu's Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Moustached Warbler and Great Reed Warbler.



Close to the airport. Click on the P in the map to get directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Reedbeds


Flat , 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 , Spring


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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