The Trebonsko Protected Landscape Area is a regarded as one of Europe's most valuable ecosystems and includes a Biosphere Reserve, several State Nature Reserves and the area is also a Ramsar Site. The terrain is varied, consisting of both wet and dry habitats.
There are a large number of artificial fishponds as well as countless rivers and streams, wet meadows and damp alder woodland, and extensive areas of peatbog. There are also deciduous and coniferous forest, cultivation and grazing land.
More than 150 species of bird are known to breed in this fascinating area include Great Bittern, various herons and both storks, crakes, terns and marshland waders.
Wetland passerines include Savi's and other warblers, and Penduline Tit. In the forests are grouse, woodpeckers and owls and raptors breeding in the area include three harriers, two kites and White-tailed Eagle.
Waders also occur on passage as well as herons, egrets and Eurasian Spoonbill.
Birds you can see here include:
Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Great Cormorant, Great Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Black Stork, White Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Tundra Bean Goose, Taiga Bean Goose, Greylag Goose, Gadwall, Common Teal, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Common Goldeneye, European Honey Buzzard, Black Kite, Red Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Western Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Common Buzzard, Osprey, Common Kestrel, Northern Hobby, Hazel Grouse, Black Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Spotted Crake, Little Crake, Corn Crake, Northern Lapwing, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Woodcock, Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Gull, Common Tern, Black Tern, Eurasian Collared Dove, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Eurasian Pygmy Owl, Tawny Owl, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, Tengmalm's Owl, European Nightjar, Common Kingfisher, Eurasian Hoopoe, Eurasian Wryneck, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Wood Lark, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, White-spotted Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Eurasian Blackbird, Fieldfare, Savi's Warbler, Eurasian River Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Collared Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper, Penduline Tit, Red-backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Chaffinch, European Serin, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Hawfinch
History and Use
Areas of Interest
The pleasant town of Trebon is about 140km south of Prague and can be reached via the E55. One of the most productive areas is the Velky-Tisy and Rozmberk fishponds to the north of the town.
To the east is Stara Rka, a river system with associated marshes and woodland, another excellent birding site and State Nature Reserve.
Access and Facilities
This area lies in the south of the Czech Republic close to the Austrian border.
Accommodation can be found in Trebon and other nearby villages.
Content and images originally posted by Steve