Slovenia & Croatia - July 2006

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Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia July 2006

Published by Michiel van Ettinger (mvanettinger@remove-this!
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November 2006

This report presents the sightings during a two-week summer camp in Slovenia, followed by a trip report of a two-week backpacking holiday in Croatia. The objective of this report is to give an overview of all the places I visited including animal species worth to be mentioned. Some useful links are at the end of the document, as well as an overview of the bird and insect species. In the text, common species are not always mentioned at every location. Enjoy reading!

In Slovenia, I was on a summer camp with the JNM, a voluntary youth organization for nature studies in the Netherlands. Between July 8-23rd, we visited two locations: Laze (Postojna region, near Rakek/ Logatec) and Drezniske Ravne (Western Triglav, east of Kobarid), both for one week, with day excursions to the surroundings of these places.

From July 23rd – August 3rd I traveled through Croatia with my girlfriend, mainly traveling along the coast, visiting some islands and good spots mentioned in other trip reports. The trip was concluded with a 3 night stay in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Part 1: 8-17 July, Slovenia, Postojna region
Throughout this week, the weather was hot and dry. It turned out to be one of the driest summers in Slovenia ever. Still, Slovenia turned out to be a very green country, with very friendly people! Prices are not as cheap as in Eastern Europe, but still reasonable. We stayed in the tiny village of Laze, on Speleocamp camping. It is a really nice small camping, meant for caving groups, and the owner is very friendly.

Planinsko Polje
This low grassland was ideal for some good birding around the village of Laze, e.g. Golden Oriole, many Red-Backed Shrikes (almost every grove in the area contained a family), Black Stork, White Stork, Spotted Flycatcher, Honey Buzzard, Common Raven, Serin, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Grey-Headed Woodpecker (calling). At the south eastern part of Laze a Wryneck was observed several days in an apple-tree near the exit to the camping. Also, a Pine marten was spotted in this area and one evening the insect Lucanus cervus flew over our campsite!

Near the river Unica we found a breeding pair of Barred Warbler. The dragonflies over here were numerous, including Orthetrum albistylum, Gomphus vulgatissimus, Onychogomphus forcipatus, Platycnemis pennipes, Crocothemis erythraea, Ortherum coerulescens, Somatochlora flavomaculata, Somatochlora meridionalis, Calopteryx splendens and Calopteryx virgo.

Butterflies were an absolute delight compared to the Dutch polders, so we had a good time watching Brenthis daphne, Brenthis hecate, Limenitis camilla, Brintesia circe, Argynnis paphia, heaps of Melanargia galathea, Melitaea phoebe, Melitaea cinxia, Melitaea britomartis, Leptidea sinapis, Thymelicus action, Argynnis aglaja, Brenthis ino, Cupido minimus, Lopinga achine, Argynnis adippe, Papilio machaon and Colias croceus flying around. All these species proved to be common (some abundant) in the places we visited these two weeks. In the woods east of Planina, two members of the longicorn family were found: a beautiful Rosalia alpina and several Morimus funereus!

Lake Cerknica
This lake is famous for some good birding, but as mentioned before, this year was very dry which reduced the lake to only a few small ponds. These ponds were located south of the hill in the middle of the lake. This hill is covered by trees and contains several beehives. The ponds turned out to be a paradise for snakes, particularly Grass snakes but also a glimpse of an almost black snake was seen with characteristics of a viper, however it moved so fast we couldn’t identify it.

The birds in the area were represented by a fantastic Short-toed Eagle, Ashy-headed Wagtails and a few Corncrakes. The South Eastern-part of the lake is reported to be a good spot for Common Rosefinch, but it was not observed. Also, White-tailed Eagle and Osprey inhabit the lake in spring and autumn, but were absent in summer.

Butterflies and dragonflies in this area were numerous, species that can be seen here are (dragonflies) Anax imperator, Somatochlora meridionalis, Erythromma viridulum, Anax parthenope and Orthetrum albistylum. The South-Eastern part consists of beautiful hills and forests with numerous butterflies, e.g. Erebia ligea and the rest was quite common stuff.

Mount Slivnica lies next to Lake Cerknica, it is accessible from the town itself. It was a good place for butterflies with species like Satyrium spini, Coenonympha glycerion, Coenonympha arcania, Apatura iris, Melitaea britomartis, Polyommatus amandus, Aricia agestis, Cupido minimus, Brenthis daphne and Melitaea diamina.

Velike Bloke
Velike Bloke was only visited by one excursion as it is quite a drive from Laze. The area is covered by pine forests, with some beautiful grasslands between it. This produced (butterflies) Maculinea rebeli, Brenthis hecate and the dragonfly Somatochlora meridionalis. A flock of Crossbills inhabited the forest.

Rakov Skocjan
The special thing about this park is that the river, around which the park is situated, partially flows underground. Well, if that doesn’t sound spectacular enough, just take for granted that Rakov Skocjan is a very, very beautiful park. It consists of many caves, but you also encounter forests and lush grasslands as you head down the signposted walk. Rakov Skocjan is really worth a visit!For birds and insects the area isn’t very special. Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Hawfinch and Little Grebe were found on the river, as well as the butterfly Limenitis camilla. At the western exit, an Aesculapian snake was found.
Mount Nanos
This mountain (in english “the nose”) was a paradise for butterflies! All species mentioned in the previous regions were found here. Other interesting species were Erebia stirius (!), Erebia ligea, Erebia aethiops, Melitaea aurelia (!), Plebeius idas, Satyrus ferula and Lasiommata maera.

Birds over here were White Stork and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Worth to mention here is the grasshopper species Miramella alpine.

Part 2: 17-22 July, Slovenia, Drezniske Ravne
After a day’s journey (always fun to travel on a Sunday in these countries…) we arrived in Drezniske Ravne, east of Kobarid in the Western Triglav. We stayed at a group terrain of Kamp Koren, situated half an hour uphill from the main camping. The contrast couldn’t be greater as the camping itself is very crowded (though the coffee is delicious!!!), while we stayed in the middle of nowhere in a vacant cowshed with no warm water. As it was very dry, cold water was also limited, so we had to make some compromises. Farmers, mountaineers and some hang-gliders are the only people you see out there. However, the surroundings were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! To the east, you look at the amazing mountain range of the Western Triglav (including Mt. Krn), while in the west the panorama consists of the Soca-valley and the Italian Alps.

Drezniske Ravne
The “camping” was situated at 950 meters altitude, a kilometer or 2 uphill from the settlement of Drezniske Ravne. Almost immediately after we arrived we set up scopes to scan the mountain ridge and after a while we observed a pair of Golden Eagles! Other birds were Nutcracker, Griffon Vulture, Black Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Coal Tits and the inevitable Red-backed Shrikes. In the evenings we were often visited by a Glis glis which spent the night in the roof of the cowshed.

Just uphill from the camping we found many butterflies, including members of the Erebia-family such as Erebia epiphron, Erebia pharte, Erebia aethiops, Erebia calcaria and Erebia medusa. In general, the family of Nymphalidae (especially Satyrinae) was well represented, species found here include Argynnis paphia (dark and light morph), Melitaea athalia and Melitaea didyma. Other species were Apatura iris, Parnassius apollo, Parnassius mnemosyne, Papillio machaon, Iphiclides podalirius, Hemaris fuciformis, Lasiommata maera, Macroglossum stellatarum, Thymelicus action, Heteropterus morpheus, Satyrus ferula and Maculinea arion.

Also, the area is inhabited by many lizards (Lacerta viridis). While inspecting some anthills we found some blackish scorpions! Moths were quite active during the day with species like Callimorpha dominula, Arctia caja, Callimorpha quadripunctata and Zygaena trifolii. The dragonfly Cordulegaster bidentata was common. In the valley beneath the camping, the only Cirl Bunting of the whole camp was heard.

Mount Krn
The Krn is the highest mountain in the surroundings and quite a big climb (we first had to descent to 500 m. before climbing to the summit of 2214 meters). But, on the way up, just above the forest, a family of Rock Bunting was spotted. Butterflies were also present in the form of Coenonympha gardetta, Parnassius mnemosyne, Erebia calcaria, Erebia pharte and Satyrium spini. At the top of the mountain, a few Alpine Coughs flew around, as well as a Griffon Vulture that circled right between the hang-gliders on the thermals. Good fun! An Alpine Accentor was also briefly seen. In the valley of the small river that crosses the township of Drezniske we found some nice individuals of the reptile Bombina variegate and Mesotriton alpestris.

Mt. Krn is part of a mountain ridge, which stretches north and south of the Krn. One excursion hiked the northern part and found Water Pipit and the stunning butterfly Nymphalis antiopa!

Soca Valley & Kobarid town
As it was still very hot, we regularly visited the river Soca to cool down. In between the swimming activities we saw Grey Wagtails and several Dippers, both adults as well as juveniles. The town of Kobarid has, like all towns, a church, but the good thing about this particular church is the approximately 10 families of Eurasian Crag-Martin that nest in the tower! While waiting for the bus, we also enjoyed a huge moth Antheraea yamamai that rested on a motorcycle wheel (strange but true) in the middle of the day! Neozephyrus quercus and Satyra ferula were some of the butterflies found over here.

As I only briefly stopped here, the only thing to mention was a beautiful Iphiclides podalirius in the small park opposite the train station.

Part 3, Croatia (23 July- 3 August)
Croatia is very hot in summer and is not a good time to see lots of birds, however, we still managed to see some interesting species. Being dependant on public transportation also meant that we were not always able to visit the spots in the early morning when the birds are most active. However, Croatia is a lovely country! We started our journey in Ljubljana, Slovenia and took the train to Zagreb.

Zagreb is a lovely town and although it was not our main purpose here, we still managed to do some birding in the Botanical Gardens. A family of Serins and a Hawfinch delighted us with their company during our lunch.

Paklenica NP
On July 25th, we took the bus to Starigrad Paklenica. You have to change buses at the town of Gospic, where we saw some scars of war on the buildings. After driving through the bizarre Dinaric Alps, we arrived in Starigrad Paklenica. The town itself is elongated and touristic, we finally settled at camping Popo near Seline, opposite of the local hospital. This camping is quite expensive, but calm. Our goal in this town was to visit the Paklenica NP. The next morning we were nicely woken up by a Turtle Dove. Walking to the park we encountered several Yellow-Legged Gulls in town.

We took the NW-entrance, where you have to pay (60KN for 2 persons) to enter the park. A short climb uphill provided us with a beautiful view over the Adriatic and after 5 minutes a Western Rock Nuthatch showed up. After enjoying this bird for a while, we went on further into the park. After the car park there is a massive rock face, lots of climbers were already present. Apparently this is the best place in Croatia to do some rock-climbing, be prepared for the masses. The good thing about it though, is that this rock face is home to more than 50 Alpine Swifts and some Eurasian Crag Martins, as well as a few very-likely-to-be Rock Pigeons. Very, very nice indeed! Our walk continued along the river, accompanied by lots of butterflies, most of them being Limenitis reducta and Argynnis paphia. Also, a Hyles livornica (striped hawk-moth) was found here. It was getting hotter and hotter, not much birds etc. for the rest of the day, even the Alpine Swifts had vanished somehow, a bit strange. Opposite the climbing walls we saw a glimpse of a Blue Rock Thrush and the butterfly Polygonia egea.

The following day we visited the SE-entrance, which is free of charge. The entrance is located in the small town of Seline. It takes quite a while before you are in the park itself, but the route takes you through some interesting farmlands and vineyards. A familiar sound suddenly attracted my attention: European Bee-eater! We found 22 of these lovely creatures resting on wires. The SE-side of the park has only one path that runs through a canyon, we found here the same animals as the other entrance, including some Alpine Swifts. Back in Seline, a large group of House Sparrows attracted our attention which resulted in a brief view of a nice male Spanish Sparrow.

But, the main reason for most birders to visit this area is the occurrence of Rock Partridge! Out of other trip reports I got the following route. In the village of Starigrad-Paklenica, take a small road to the north, signposted as: Veliko Runjo 10 km. Follow that road. After about 3 kilometres you see a junction near a radio mast, turn right. Now you pass a garbage dump (which is apparently everywhere near the road) and follow the road through a small settlement with a phone booth. Turn right (follow the sealed road uphill) and after a few 100 meters you’ll see a valley with some houses at your right.

At our last morning in Starigrad Paklenica I decided to give it a try. I woke up at 4:30 and as I did not have a car, I walked to the spot. Just outside the settlement with the phone booth I turned right and after passing the first corner to the left I heard something strange. Two steps forward and 1 male and 5 female Rock Partridge flew up and disappeared into the hills. I continued to the valley, where I saw Cirl Bunting, Western Rock Nuthatch, Middle Spotted Woodpecker (a surprise, as I am not used to see this species in this kind of biotope!), a pair of Sombre Tits (quite shy animals though) and a hunting Goshawk. On my way back to Starigrad Paklenica I saw a glimpse of an Eastern Black-Eared Wheatear, but I could not find the bird again. Well, walking downhill between the radio mast and Starigrad Paklenica my attention was attracted by a sound I had heard before that morning: 1 male and 2 females Rock Partridge were enjoying the morning sun at less than 20 meters distance! As soon as they spotted me they flew downhill and disappeared, although I could still hear them.

Krka NP & Lozovac
We left Starigrad Paklenica on the same morning I saw the Rock Partridges with destination Sibenik. In Sibenik, we took another bus all the way to Skradin, but apparently there is no camping here. So we headed a few kilometers back by bus to Lozovac, which is really in the middle-of-nowhere and it doesn’t even have a supermarket, but at least there are 3 (!) campings out here. We stayed at camping Marina, this was by far the best, most friendly and cheapest camping we would encounter this holiday. The camping boss even offered to do some shopping for us! The other good thing about Lozovac is that it’s close to Krka National Park. We wanted to go here to check some waterfalls and we hoped it would be less touristic than the similar but more famous Plitvice NP which lies 200 kilometers to the north.
After putting up our tent, I decided to take a brief walk through the surroundings. The area consists of vineyards and is very dry, quite promising for birds. I walked down the road behind the camping when I saw a beautiful male Woodchat Shrike! Back at the camping we had dinner at the camping restaurant, very good, cheap, lovely!

Next morning, we got a lift of the camping boss towards the main (SE-) entrance of the park (near a large factory). First you descend by bus towards the river, out there you walk over wooden paths, while enjoying the dragonflies Platycnemis pennipes, Calopteryx splendens, Orthetrum brunneum and Onychogomphus forcipathus. Also, millions of the moth species Calospilos pantarius were present, quite a spectacle! After a while you get to see the waterfalls which were beautiful. Wrestling through the masses we got to the other side of the river, where you have some nice views over the river. You can take the boat back to Skradin, as we did, and we were surprised by 24 lovely Pygmy Cormorants and a couple of Little Egrets. In Skradin, we relaxed at a grass “beach” near the harbour (there are almost no sand beaches in Croatia, only beaches covered with stones), from where some Pygmy Cormorants could be seen as well. In the evening we arrived at the camping and decided to take a little walk before sunset, 3 minutes walk and yes! Two Hoopoes sat in the middle of the path. When it was to dark to see them, we decided to call it the day and got back to the camping.

Sunday, July 30th was a travel day again. Since the first bus would not arrive very early on a Sunday morning, we had enough time to go for a walk, trying to see the Woodchat Shrike. This time, luck was on our side as we watched a family of 2 adults and 2 juveniles near the high-tension cables behind the camping. An adult Cirl Bunting was also present.

Vis Island
In these countries, the timetables of the public transport are sometimes quite freely interpreted by the bus drivers. Our bus came 45 minutes later than we expected, but this could be caused by our fantastic knowledge of the Croatian language. Not. Eventually, we got into Sibenik and got the bus to Split. In Split, we were just in time to catch the last ferry to Vis Island fortunately. After 2 hours on a huge ferry without seeing anything special (only Yellow-legged Gulls) we arrived on the beautiful island of Vis. There’s no camping here, so we booked private accommodation at the tourist information centre. We got picked up by the owner of the flat and somewhat later we arrived at a beautiful downtown flat, it felt like heaven! We scored a good pizza in Vis town and hired some bicycles for the next morning. On our way back to the apartment we heard many Scops Owls, approximately 7 different individuals!

We didn’t choose Vis because we liked the name of the island, but it is reported to be a reliable spot for Eleanora’s Falcon. So, early in the morning we cycled to Komiza on our hired mountainbikes, it was quite a ride as the island is not flat… Anyway, Vis Island contains of two towns, Vis in the east and Komiza in the west. Just before Komiza lies a junction, turn right uphill and you’ll see some cliffs. This should be the home for the falcons, but they weren’t present. We were there until 10 am, but we had to get the ferry back to Split so we got back. Maybe it’s better to try it later in the day. At the junction we took a rest and we were surprised by the abundance of butterflies, especially Papilio machaon, Iphiclides podalirius and Colias cruceus, sometimes with 3 individuals on one single flower! We hurried back to the apartment, got our stuff and catched the ferry back to Split.

Korcula Isl. & Mljet Isl.
The crossing again delivered no seabirds except for Yellow-legged Gulls, which was a bit disappointing. Back in the harbour of Split, we got the catamaran to Korcula Island. This was a bumpy ride, with a stop at Hvar Island. At around 8 pm we arrived in Korcula town and we went to the only camping in town. It’s a very large, crowded and expensive camping, but the places are not bad at all (well, there’s not much choice out there). We put up our tent in the dark, pretty tired of a day’s travel.

Tuesday morning, August 1st, we had a coffee in town and we checked out the large number of swifts around town, it turned out to be a group of approximately 100 Pallid Swifts! Still tired of the past days we relaxed on the stony beaches of Orebic for the rest of the day.

From Korcula, it is possible to make a day’s excursion to Mljet Island. We did this on Wednesday, as Mljet NP was said to be one of the best parks around. The disadvantage of these day-excursions is that they arrive too late and leave too early from Mljet for some good birding, so you’re on the island on the hottest period of the day. To make the best of it we relaxed at the border of one of the lakes, enjoying the beautiful underwater life. The journey to Mljet was again nothing spectacular, except for the high waves, but the return voyage was a different story. It started quite peaceful, but suddenly my girlfriend spotted a strange gull that turned out to be a delightful Yelkouan Shearwater! At the same time, some Bottle-nosed Dolphins appeared before the bow, very nice indeed. If that’s not enough, we had to make a special maneuver with the excursion-boat to retrieve a lost zodiac drifting alone on the sea. All happened within 3 minutes! The rest of the journey, nothing spectacular happened and we went back to our tent with quite a good feeling.

Next morning we packed our tent very early to catch the 6:45 bus to Dubrovnik. In Dubrovnik, we took a flight to Bratislava, Slovakia later that afternoon.

Part 4, Slovakia (3-6 August)
Slovakia is a bit exaggerated, we only visited Bratislava for two days as this city turned out to be on the best (allright, cheapest…) route to fly to Amsterdam, cheaper and considerably faster than by train. A big “thank you” to the guy who invented the whole “low-cost-airlines”-thing! For three weeks in Slovenia and Croatia, every day was 35+ °C, but Slovakia was a different story: 18 degrees and rainy.

We had two whole days to visit Bratislava, the first day we did two walks in the city itself. The War Memorial was, besides very impressive, also a good spot for Hawfinch and Green Woodpecker. At the opposite site of the Danube river lies a large park, where a juvenile Cuckoo, a family of Spotted Flycatcher and a hunting Kestrel were spotted. Common Sandpiper and Grey Wagtail were observed near the river Danube.

The second day we went to the forests around the Kamzík TV-tower, located in the hills of Bratislava, pretty close to our hostel. We hoped for seeing some cool birds out here, but we did not spot anything mentionable, although the biotope looks promising for e.g. woodpeckers. Still the woods were beautiful enough for a good walk.
On the next morning, August 6th, we flew back to Amsterdam. These holidays had been fantastic, with a lot of cool species, very good weather and beautiful surroundings. We specially liked Paklenica NP, Lozovac, Vis Isl. and Bratislava.
Thanks & references
I want to thank everybody who helped us out during the trip, especially M. de Groot for his advices in Slovenia. And of course my girlfriend & all people of the JNM Zoka Slovenia camp! This journey could not have been possible without information mentioned in other reports and websites:
1. Bot, S., Slovenia & Croatia July 2005
2. Barker, J., Austria and Croatia June 2003
3. Bemmelen, R. van, Eastern Europe July 2003
4. Groot, M. de,
5. Inberg, H., Kampverslag JNM Zoka Slovenie 1996
6. Kamp Koren,
7. Speleocamp,

Species Lists

Slovenia – Bird species
1. Alpine accentor
2. Alpine cough
3. Ashy-headed wagtail
4. Barn swallow
5. Barred warbler
6. Blackbird
7. Blackcap
8. Black headed gull
9. Black stork
10. Black woodpecker
11. Bullfinch
12. Buzzard
13. Chaffinch
14. Chiffchaff
15. Cirl bunting
16. Coal tit
17. Collared dove
18. Common stonechat
19. Common swift
20. Coot
21. Corncrake
22. Crested tit
23. Crossbill
24. Cuckoo
25. Dipper
26. Dunnock
27. Eurasian crag martin
28. Fieldfare
29. Goldcrest
30. Golden eagle
31. Golden oriole
32. Goldfinch
33. Goshawk
34. Great crested grebe
35. Great egret
36. Great spotted woodpecker
37. Great tit
38. Greenfinch
39. Grey heron
40. Grey-headed woodpecker
41. Grey wagtail
42. Griffon vulture
43. Hawfinch
44. Hooded crow
45. Honey buzzard
46. House martin
47. House sparrow
48. Jay
49. Kestrel
50. Lesser spotted woodpecker
51. Little grebe
52. Long-tailed tit
53. Magpie
54. Mallard
55. Marsh tit
56. Mistle thrush
57. Mute swan
58. Nutcracker
59. Nuthatch
60. Raven
61. Red-backed shrike
62. Robin
63. Rock bunting
64. Sedge warbler
65. Serin
66. Short-toed eagle
67. Skylark
68. Song thrush
69. Sparrowhawk
70. Spotted flycatcher
71. Starling
72. Tree pipit
73. Tree sparrow
74. Water pipit
75. Whinchat
76. White stork
77. Whitethroat
78. White wagtail
79. Woodpigeon
80. Wryneck
81. Yellowhammer
82. Yellow wagtail

Slovenia – Butterfly species
1. Aglais urticae
2. Apatura iris
3. Aphantopus hyperantus
4. Aporia crataegi
5. Araschnia levana
6. Argynnis adippe
7. Argynnis aglaja
8. Argynnis niobe
9. Argynnis paphia (dark & light morph)
10. Aricia agestis
11. Boloria dia
12. Brenthis daphne
13. Brenthis hecate
14. Brenthis ino
15. Brintesia circe
16. Coenonympha arcania
17. Coenonympha gardetta
18. Coenonympha glycerion
19. Coenonympha pamphilus
20. Colias croceus
21. Colias hyale/alfacariensis
22. Cupido minimus
23. Erebia aethiops
24. Erebia calcaria
25. Erebia epiphron
26. Erebia ligea
27. Erebia medusa
28. Erebia pharte
29. Erebia stirius
30. Erynnis tages
31. Gonepteryx rhamni
32. Heteropterus morpheus
33. Iphiclides podalirius
34. Lycaena tityrus
35. Lasiommata maera
36. Leptidea sinapis
37. Limenitis camilla
38. Lopinga achine
39. Maculinea rebeli
40. Maculinea arion
41. Maculinea teleius
42. Melanargia galathea
43. Melitaea athalia
44. Melitaea aurelia
45. Melitaea britomartis
46. Melitaea cinxia
47. Melitaea diamina
48. Melitaea didyma
49. Melitaea phoebe
50. Minois dryas
51. Neozephyrus quercus
52. Nymphalis antiopa
53. Ochlodes venata
54. Papilio machaon
55. Parnassius apollo
56. Parnassius mnemosyne
57. Pieris brassicae
58. Pieris napi
59. Pieris rapae
60. Plebeius agestis
61. Plebeius idas
62. Polygonia c-album
63. Polyommatus amandus
64. Polyommatus corridon
65. Polyommatus icarus
66. Polyommatus semiargus
67. Satyrium spini
68. Satyrus ferula
69. Thymelicus acteon
70. Thymelicus lineola
71. Thymelicus sylvestris
72. Vanessa atalanta
73. Vanessa cardui

Slovenia – Dragonfly species
1. Aeshna affinis
2. Anax imperator
3. Anax parthenope
4. Calopteryx splendens
5. Calopteryx virgo
6. Coenagrion puella
7. Cordulegaster bidentata
8. Crocothemis erythraea
9. Erythromma najam
10. Gomphus vulgatissimus
11. Ischnura elegans
12. Onychogomphus forcipatus
13. Orthetrum albistylum
14. Orthetrum cancellatum
15. Ortherum coerulescens
16. Platycnemis pennipes
17. Somatochlora flavomaculata
18. Somatochlora meridionalis
19. Somatochlora metallica
20. Sympetrum sanguineum

Slovenia – Moth species
1. Arctia caja
2. Antheraea yamamai
3. Callimorpha dominula
4. Callimorpha quadripunctata
5. Hemaris fuciformis
6. Macroglossum stellatarum
7. Syntomis phegea
8. Zygaena trifolii spec.

Slovenia – Grasshopper species
1. Decticus verrucivorus
2. Euthystira brachyptera
3. Isophya kraussii
4. Matis religiosa
5. Metrioptera roeselii
6. Pholidoptera aptera
7. Pholidoptera griseoaptera
8. Psophus stridulus

Croatia – Bird species
1. Alpine Swift
2. Barn swallow
3. Blackbird
4. Blackcap
5. Black-capped gull
6. Blue Rock Thrush
7. Buzzard
8. Chaffinch
9. Cirl Bunting
10. Collared dove
11. Common sandpiper
12. Common swift
13. Common tern
14. Cormorant
15. Eastern Black-Eared Wheatear
16. Eurasian Crag Martin
17. European Bee-eater
18. Golden oriole
19. Goldfinch
20. Goshawk
21. Great spotted woodpecker
22. Great tit
23. Greenfinch
24. Grey wagtail
25. Hawfinch
26. Hooded crow
27. Hoopoe
28. House Sparrow
29. Little Egret
30. Marsh tit
31. Middle Spotted Woodpecker
32. Nuthatch
33. Pallid Swift
34. Pygmy Cormorant
35. Raven
36. Red-backed shrike
37. Rock Partridge
38. Rock Pigeon
39. Scops Owl
40. Serin
41. Sombre Tit
42. Spanish Sparrow
43. Sparrowhawk
44. Tree sparrow
45. Turtle Dove
46. Western Rock Nuthatch
47. Whitethroat
48. White wagtail
49. Woodchat Shrike
50. Woodpigeon
51. Yelkouan Shearwater
52. Yellow-Legged Gull