Wildlife in Czech Republic

The Wildlife in Czech Republic has remained largely unexplored by the naturalists and birdwatchers. The country has seen a growing economy and it is also a member of the EU. The country has a beautiful landscape with rolling green hills, beautiful lakes, the meadows having many quaint villages, the Karst scenery as well as traditionally worked farmsteads. This has made the Wildlife in Czech Republic home to diverse flora and fauna.

To birdwatchers, the country is a paradise. One can see all ten European woodpeckers, Tengmalm’s Ural Owls, Pygmy and the famous Eastern Imperial Eagle. A visit to the Sumava National Park, which is a national park in southern Bohemia, is covered with forests, meadows, fens and as well as peat bogs. These cover an area of 163,000 hectares. During the Soviet era, the area was depopulated making it easier for the wildlife to flourish. The tranquil fir and beach forests are impressive to watch and these are home to the species of Ural, Pygmy, the Tengmalm’s Own, the White-backed and the Three-toed Woodpechers and also lekking Black Grouse. Also to be seen is the Great Grey Shrike and the Crested Tit. The quiet landscape is ideal for strolling and is pleasant.

Another famous place to visit for Wildlife in Czech Republic is the Trebonsko basin Biosphere Reserve, which has some scenic ponds, woodlands and quaint historic villages, with a total area of around 70,000 hectares. With the number of ponds present over 500, these dates back to the middle ages which was dug up by the monks to breed carp. These ponds are present in a semi-natural state with luxuriant reed beds and willow thickets fencing them. The area is replete with Black-necked Grebes, Black Stork, White tailed Eagle, Bluethroat, Garganey, Red Crested Pochar, Pendulin Tit among others. One can also see the first arriving warblers. One can see deer and boar here too.

To see more of Wildlife in Czech Republic, a visit to Palava Hills Biosphere Reserve is also recommended. The area is completely opposite to the previous regions. The climate is warm, and has limestone karst scenery, oakwoods and oxbow lakes. Here the beautiful grounds of the nice Lednice Chateau are home to the migrant waterfowls, the lottle Bitterns, the Garganey and the breeding Night Herons. Closer to this place one can see the Collard Flycathcer, Wryneck as well as Red-backed Shrike. Over to the sky, one can see many birds of prey, like Saker, Peregrinem Honey Buzzard, Eastern Imperial Eagle and the Goshawk. One can also find Beavers, with their typical gnawed trees.

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