North of Montenegro Birding: Mountains, Lakes and National Parks
This leisurely paced 8-day North Montenegro Birding Tour is available on request and takes you to some of the most important areas for birds in the mountainous northern area of the country. Here the birding season starts in the late spring, later in the year than the warmer southern regions.
On this North Montenegro birding tour you will visit three National Parks – Durmitor, Biogradska Gora and Prokletije – and have an opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of some of the highest mountain peaks in this part of Europe. You can marvel at the crystal water of numerous lakes and rivers, explore deep forests and much more.
In the forests around Mount Komovi you can expect to see White-backed, Black and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, Hazel Grouse, Ring Ouzels, Rock Partridges, Alpine Choughs, Rock and Mistle Thrushes, and Golden and Short-toed Eagles. The shores of Lake Plav, Montenegro's largest glacier lake, in the foothills of Mount Visitor attracts Fieldfares, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Coots, Little, Great Crested and Black-necked Grebes, Common Pochards, Common Teals, Corn Crakes and many species of Herons and Waders. At Lake Biograd and River Tara, we will visit the Crna Poda reservation, a forest complex of 400-year-old black pine trees that stand up to 45 metres tall, at the entrance to Europe's deepest canyon. Here you will find White-backed and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, Tawny Owls and Red-breasted Flycatchers. We'll explore for Pygmy Owls, Ural Owls, Nuthatchs, Coal Tits, Crested Tits, and Red Crossbills as we travel through the woods. The trail that leads to Black Lake, Durmitor National Park's largest glacial lake, is surrounded by a dense forest of spruce and other conifers that is home to Pygmy Owls, Ural Owls, Nuthatches, Coal Tits, Crested Tits and Red Crossbills. You may even be lucky enough to get a fleeting glimpse of a Capercaillie at Lake Hrid, where forest fairies bathe according to local legend.
Throughout this North Montenegro birding trip you will also enjoy traditional dishes and drinks, and learn about the often turbulent history of the country and its rich cultural heritage.
By taking part in this tour, you support conservation activities run by CZIP, the BirdLife partner in Montenegro.
Highlights of this North Montenegro Birding trip include
- Visit three of Montenegro's national parks, Durmitor, Biogradska Gora and Prokletije
- A chance to explore the areas around Montenegro's largest glacier lake and Europe's deepest canyon
- The opportunity to see more than 350 bird species found in the country, include migrants travelling the Adriatic Flyway
- Expert guides will reveal the wide biodiversity of the region, as well as introduce you to its vibrant history and culture
If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this South of Montenegro Birding Tour has to offer.
Alternative Tour Name: North of Montenegro: Mountains, Lakes and National Parks