Best time to travel to Slovakia

Birdwatching

Enjoy one of the best bird watching destinations in all of Europe

Birdwatching in Slovakia 2020 - Best Time
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Slovakia is home to almost 360 bird species. Every single region in Slovakia has something for bird lovers, but the most popular birding places are the High Tatra Mountains, Orava region, Poloniny National Park, the territory around the Danube River, and the National Natural Reserve Senné ponds.

Blue-headed wagtail 2020
Blue-headed wagtail

The biggest bird's highlights in Slovakia are Saker falcon, Eastern imperial eagle and White-tailed eagle. You can observe them while visiting the lowlands of Eastern and Western Slovakia. In the Tatras Mountains, you will be able to see rare species of owls like Tengmalm's owl and Pygmy owl. Also, this area is rich in woodpeckers, eagles, hazel and black grouse, alpine accentors, and much more. Poloniny National Park, which is located in northeastern Slovakia, is an excellent place for twitching Ural owl, woodpecker and Hazel grouse. The National Natural Reserve Senné will definitely amaze you with its cormorants, silvery grebes, purple herons.

Alpine Accentor 2020
Alpine Accentor

The best time to go birdwatching in Slovakia is from April to October. Spring and autumn feature an enormous amount of birds migrating from Africa and Asia. There are lots of birding tours provided in Slovakia, where you can explore the birds and enjoy their sweet chirping.