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, Eurasian 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 HabitatWetland, Lake
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer, Autumn
Best time to visitSummer
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
It is easy to book organized boat tours to observe birds on the lake.