Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran

PticeBearing in mind the diversity of the relief, type of bedrock, different microclimates and other circumstances, it is possible to distinguish many habitats arranged in a mosaic layout with various bird communities, which were zoned primarily with regard to plant communities. To date, as many as 173 bird species have been registered in Učka Nature Park and its contact area. In addition to various types of forest habitats, particularly important for birds are rocky habitats, because many birds of prey nest in such areas. Some of these birds are endangered, such as the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus).

Although it used to nest here, the Eurasian griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) today only flies over the areas of Učka and Ćićarija in search of carcasses. Among other protected bird species, particularly interesting are those living in grassland habitats, such as the ortolan (Emberiza hortulana) and the woodlark (Lullula arborea). For their protection it is necessary to preserve such types of habitats.

Did you know?

The griffon vulture feeding site

…that griffon vultures, endangered in Croatia, are often flying over Učka in search for food? Once they were nesting here, but today their northern-Adriatic population is decreasing and in order to help in their preservation, a feeding site was build in Učka Nature Park, popularly called 'griffon vulture restaurants'.

The „Two towers“ trail

…that in 2018 a trail named „Two towers“ was established, which connects the town tower in Lovran with the Vojak tower on Učka? The trail goes through the existing hiking trail, and alongside there are educational boards that inform visitors on the flora and fauna of Učka.

The Roman cheese

…that it is traditional on Učka to produce the „molded“ sheep cheese of distinctive taste since the Roman Empire time? Its production was standardized due to its use in the nutrition of the Roman legions, while today's cheese made on Učka doesn't differ much from its antique ancestor.

Slavic mythology

…that the Mošćenička Draga's canyon used to be the scenery of sacred beliefs for the first Slavic settlers on the Kvarner area? The local toponyms like Perun, Babin grob and Voloski kuk witness about the old Slavic cult of Perun.
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