Presentation “Birds of the Mljet National Park” on June 17 at the “Stara skula” Gallery

by / Monday, 11 June 2018 / Published in News

Mljet National Park invites you to the presentation “Birds of the Mljet National Park” by the author Luka Jurinović, PhD, head of the bird research study in the Mljet National Park during 2001-2018.

Presentation will be held on Sunday, June 17 at 7 pm at the “Stara skula” Gallery in the Goveđari Village.


The aim of this long term study was to obtain a detailed inventory of the avifauna in the Mljet National Park as well as in the adjacent wetlands near Blato and Kozarica villages. Status (breeding, wintering, flyway, vagrants) and seasonal occurrence were determined for every single species.

Overall, a total of 123 species were recorded in the wider area of the Mljet National Park, of which 54 species are breeding in the Park.

Six species, which were studied more profoundly (census, population dynamics) during the years, were identified as key species for the conservation purposes. Those species are: Mediterranean Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii), Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii), Yellow legged Gull (Larus michahellis), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).

Except the Yellow legged Gull, all of above mentioned species are listed on the Annex I of the EU Birds Directive. Under the Birds Directive EU Member States select the most suitable sites and designate them directly as Special Protection Areas (SPAs) of EU Natura 2000 Network, as is HR1000037 NW part of the Mljet National Park.

Photo: L. Jurinović