The Salina is home to many birds with 19 globally endangered species are documented. In total, about 250 species can be seen here, amounting to roughly 70% of all bird species in Montenegro and about half of all native species occuring in Europe. For hundreds of thousands of birds the Salina is an important breeding, resting or wintering site. It is labelled as Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. Magnificent birds like the Greater Flamingo, the Dalmatian Pelican and the Spoonbill can be observed in Ulcinj Salina. The Black-winged Stilt is a typical species present here, and unsurprisingly the Salina is the only breeding place for this little, long-legged bird in Montenegro. While roughly 100 breeding pairs have been documented in Ulcinj Salina at the end of the 1980s, their number has decreased to only about 50 pairs in 2017 – one of many signs of the deterioration of this unique site along the Adriatic east coast.
In Ulcinj City search for the Street "Solanski Put", at the end of street stop in front of the old Solana Building. Ask at security for Entrance, maybe you have to show your ID-Card or Passport there. Best way to explore the whole area ist cycling. Ask at security for bikes.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Plain, Grassland, Lake
ConditionsFlat, Dry, Open landscape, No shadow
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration, Autumn, Spring
RoutePaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
- no shelters, toilets, shops etc. available at the Salina.
- possibly show your ID- card to the guards at Salinas entrance.