Lake Skadar

South  >  Montenegro

The Skadar lake is an international bird reserve with many water birds. Dalmatian Pelican also breed here.

Added by Jonas Kraft


Lake Skadar is one of the largest lakes of the the Balkan and situated on the border of Montenegro and Albania. It is 44 km long and 14 km wide. In Montenegro 400 sq km is protected by a national park. It is stated that 270 kinds of birds inhabit this Lake. Around 90% of these birds are migratory. During migrating season anything can turn up here. It is one of the northernmost places for Dalmatian Pelican. They nest at floating peat islands in north end of the Lake. Many waders rest here, some winter here. Many species of ducks also live here.  Among the birds you can see here are Pygmy Cormorant, Spoonbill, Squacco Heron, Glossy Ibis, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Ferruginous Duck and Red-necked Grebe. Also check the extended birdlist below.



The best way to get to the area is by car.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

It is easy to book organized boat tours to observe birds on the lake.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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