Straddling the border between Montenegro and Albania, Skadar Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe. Two-thirds of the lake belong to Montenegro and thanks to its location it is a home to a vast number of wildlife species, with the largest bird reserve in Europe.
The lake is known for being the last remaining breeding ground of the endangered Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant. It’s also a key resting place for birds migrating from northern Europe to Africa.
Home to over 280 bird species with particularly proliferous varieties during autumn and winter migrations, soak up the sights and enjoy some of the best bird watching in Europe. From breeding bird communities, to resident birds, wintering and migratory birds, to rogue species. The lake is a paradise for nature lovers and is recognised by the International Birds Life Authority (IBA) as a key area for wildlife preservation. We recommend morning or pre-sunset hours for the best sightings.
Meeting point: Virpazar centre
Meeting time: flexible
Duration time: approx. 4 hours
Group size: minimum: 1 person
maximum: 15 people