Morava floodplain

untouched floodplain forests, wet meadows and oxbow lakes

characteristics: Area of former iron curtain between Czechoslovakia and Austria – strictly guarded lane of now very well preserved complexes of Morava floodplain forests and its bird communities. This area is a mixture of alluvial forests, wet meadows, oxbow lakes and agricultural landscape. The untouched and beautiful landscape provides a shelter for breeding of water birds, roosting site for migrating geese. Explore the harmony of nature and tourism.

highlights of this area: well-preserved floodplain forests, wet meadows, oxbow lakes

protected areas visited: Protected Landscape Area Záhorie and IBA (and SPA) Morava, The Trilateral Ramsar site Floodplains of the Morava-Dyje-Danube Confluence

target species: Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Western Great Egret (Egretta alba/Casmerodius albus), Garganey (Anas querquedula), Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug), Corncrake (Crex crex), Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius/Picoides medius), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia), River Warbler (Locustella fluviatilis), Savi’s Warbler (Locustella luscinioides), Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)

species upon request: Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber)

Trip length: 1/2 day

Terrain difficulty: easy; plain, lowland area; some places may be wet

Starting and final point: Bratislava

Recommended term: (February) March – September (October); if not flooded

Trip can be combined with Devínska Kobyla trip.

Prices for guiding in English for 1 person:

1/2 day trip

50,-€ / 2 participants

40,-€ / 3 – 4 participants

35,-€ / 5 – 7 participants

30,-€ / 8 – 10 participants

25,-€ / 11 and more participants

Price for combined trip for 1 person:

65,-€ / 2 participants

50,-€ / 3 – 4 participants

45,-€ / 5 – 7 participants

40,-€ / 8 – 10 participants

30,-€ / 11 and more participants

Price includes: transportation, full guiding service, binoculars and bird identification guide rental, corporate insolvency insurance

Price does NOT include: individual travel insurance


More info about this area could be also found in our trip reports:
Bike trip along Morava River
Spring near Morava River
Rainy day near Morava River

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