PP Vransko lake
Hidden in the reed, bird lovers can experience watching the birds nesting and taking care of their chicks. Vransko Lake is a hot-spot with tremendous diversity of ornithofauna with 256 recorded bird species, of which 102 nest in the park area. Four bird species that nest here are considered endangered on the European level and seven on national level. For some of these birds Vransko Lake is the only nesting area in the entire Mediterranean part of Croatia.
As one of the few, almost intact natural habitats of waterfowl, with sources of drinking water and the area of peculiarities and biodiversity 21.07.1999. Mr. Vransko Lake with its surrounding area was proclaimed a Nature Park. The borders of the park are located between Pirovac and Pakoštane. The park is a large 57 km2, and most of it is 30,02 km2, referring to the Vransko Lake in the northwest-southeast direction and parallel to the sea shore, which is less than a kilometer away. Its position and characteristics are specific in Croatia as well as in the wider European space. It is actually a karst filled with boiling water and represents cryptodepression.
This is an unusual compromise and an outstanding combination of land and water that provides shelter to the most varied plants and animals, offering them everything that is most needed for life. The texture of grass, hornbeam, ham and troters resembles part of the grassy meadow with shallow barracks, covered with endless flowers with lavish colors and a multitude of butterflies, spiders and other insects, which is conducive to bird life throughout the year, other than in the reserve, throughout the Park. There are four types of endangered (risky) species on the European level and seven species endangered at national level. For some of these birds, the Vransko Lake Nature Park is the only nestling place in the Mediterranean part of Croatia. The Park area is a very important resting place and a feeding place for a whole range of endangered European species. There are more than 100,000 birdworms regularly coming to winter.
In addition to the birds the value of the park is also given to fish in the lake. Surely this area possesses a multitude of specialties that will be explored during the current research.
In ancient times called “Clear Mud,” now known as Vransko Lake, this area is rich in cultural and historical sights dating back to two thousand years before Christ. Nature Park Vransko Lake is an area that conceals many other secrets and is the true source of new scientific discoveries that Park, in cooperation with experts from different fields, tries to expose and show the world. Rarely, in which area you can spend so short time consuming three completely different landscapes: the seaside and the rich archipelago in front of it, the Mediterranean marsh with its unique landscape and ecosystem, and immediately behind the hillside rural idyll of the ravine townships.
By coming to us you will be so far away and again so close to civilization. Start and accept the nature of this park with curiosity and joy, and you will find peace and pleasure in fitting with nature.
Source: Official site of PP Vransko jezero