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Memorable birds-watching at Hutovo Blato

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If birds are your thing, there is no better place in Southeast Europe to see them than Hutovo Blato, a nature park with over 240 migratory bird species and dozens of others that make the marshlands their home.

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Hutovo Blato Nature Park is a unique Mediterranean swamp, and one of the largest wintering places for birds in Europe. Located in the south west of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the left bank of the Neretva River, this nature park and bird reserve is a must see for all outdoor enthusiasts. Only 12.5 miles away from the Adriatic Sea, Hutovo Blato is a unique water-rich Mediterranean marsh and a well preserved natural environment that is home for several hundred different varieties of flora and fauna.

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A meeting point for a number of different rivers, Hutovo Blato is mostly made up of wetlands, but also includes swamp meadow and forests habitats, making it a melting pot of vegetation and wildlife.

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The reserve provides a unique oasis amongst the harsh arid karst of western Herzegovina. Teeming with freshwater fish, wild duck, geese, coots, hawks, herons, pheasants, wild boar and wild horses, it accommodates birdwatchers, nature lovers and families with children alike.

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The area offers many outdoor activities like boat tours through the wetlands with bird-watching and photo-safaris.

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Ljiljana Krejic

Ljiljana Krejic

I am Ljiljana, from Bosnia & Herzegovina. Being a journalist, I can't escape from that perspective when travelling. My mission is to make you explore the last Europe’s undiscovered gem.

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