Birding Factoids

225 species
in 44 families

None of the 5 European
endemics are 
represented here. 
No national endemics
6 speciality species
4 endangered species

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Slovakia Specialities
    ....Birding in Slovakia - by Gerard Gorman of PROBIRDER. Slovakia is
      essentially a mountainous country with the impressive High and Low (don't be misled by the term "low") Tatras arguably the most well known outside the country. Each range has it's own character but overall they are typically rugged, forested and some often snow capped. But they are not totally inaccesible to birders as a good tourist, particularly winter sport, infrastructure means there are well-marked trails, chair-lifts, sometimes cable cars and chalets in most regions. 
    ....Trip Report: Eastern Europe. June 9-27, 1996 by Anssi K. Kullberg.
      We just returned from an unforgettable 3-week journey through the former East Europe. The ornithological highlights of the trip were the Hungarian Puszta, Transsylvania and the Southern Carpates in Romania and the Higher Tatra in Slovakia.

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Tours and Guides

>>>>> A Birding Pal is not a paid guide, but someone who likes to help out of town visitors. You can become a Birding Pal today! Help someone to enjoy your local birding spots and find a pal to help you when you travel. Click here for Slovakian Birding Pals, or join to be a Birding Pal!
    **..E-Tours - your incoming tour operator for the Czech Republic and 
      Slovakia. This company has been organizing birdwatching tours since 1991, working for leading UK and world´s birding tour operators and various associations. There are three main criteria they use in designing the Birdwatching holidays : 
      • Professional competence and personality of expert group leaders and the local ornithologists 
      • Choice of the most interesting sites 
      • Smooth organization and a comfortable environment to ensure customer enjoyment. 
      E-Tours cooperates with the Czech Society for Ornithology and with Slovak Society for Protection of Birds, their local guides are the best professional ornithologists, and they support several Bird Conservation Projects in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 
    **..PROBIRDER - Professional Birding... for the Birder- Gerard Gorman
      has a decade of experience (over 100 group tours alone) in finding and showing visiting birders from all over the world eastern Europe's special and sought after birds. All types and styles of birding can be catered for, from hard-core listers, twitchers and target birders to those into habitat birding and those with a more relaxed generalist approach. Birding by ear is a speciality and remember Gerard wrote the books that others use (Where to watch birds in Eastern Europe and The Birds of Hungary)! Four new Hungary tours this year! Personal Guiding, Group Arrangements, Itinerary Design, Target Birding All levels of ability and experience catered for.
    **..Birds, History & Culture of the Czech Republic & Slovakia  with Victor
      Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT) - This is another new development in VENT's popular series of European tours, which offer a 50-50 mix of first-rate birding with exciting explorations of local culture and history. Slovakia and the Czech Republic are small, stable. and highly attractive independent eastern European states which, until recently, formed the one country of Czechoslovakia. The varied scenery and habitats are truly delightful, and there is a long and equally varied history & parts of the area were the former states of Moravia and Bohemia. The tour is scheduled at a prime time to see the excellent array of breeding birds at their very best, but we also allow plenty of time for enjoying the historical and cultural delights of this fascinating region.  VENT offers nearly 140 tours to over 100 land-based destinations each year and is the largest tour company in the world specializing in birding and natural history.


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European Endemics and Specialities

in Slovakia

Information on endemics and specialities is derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists and bird distribution lists in Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.05. Speciality birds, while not endemic, are those that can only be found in three or less countries of Europe. Species printed in bold italic have only been sighted in Slovakia. Information on endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International, and supporting data bases developed by Ian Patton, of Merlin Species Watcher.  The endemic, endangered and speciality birds may be uncommon, extremely rare vagrants, may be extirpated in the country now or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of each species noted below have been made in Slovakia. 

No European Endemics in Slovakia - No national Endemics

Endangered Birds in Slovakia

Breeding Birds

Non-Breeding Birds

___ Corn Crake
___ Great Bustard
___ Imperial Eagle ___ Greater Spotted Eagle

Other Speciality Birds in Slovakia
(list provided by Gerard Gorman, author of "Where to Watch Birds in Eastern Europe")

___ Alpine Accentor
___ Black Stork
___ Common Rosefinch
___ Lesser Spotted Eagle
___ Ural Owl 
___ Wallcreeper

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