Discover Birdlife on the Courland Peninsula Lithuania

With its protected dunes free of any man-made constructions, the Courlande peninsula is a favourite point of passage for migratory birds in spring and autumn. No less than 15 million birds make a stop at this part of the Lithuanian coastline every year. Several species also nest and live on the peninsula, such as swans, ducks, pelicans, herons, cormorants and petrels.

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    The swan

    The Courland Peninsula dominates Lithuania's Baltic Coast.

    © ARCOC Wermter / age fotostock
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    The Courland Peninsula

    A 61-mile stretch of sand, the peninsula is covered by dunes and luxurious pine forests full of elk, deer and wild boar.

    © Patric Potz / age fotostock
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    Birds in their nests

    The peninsula is home to numerous bird species.

    © 2010 SuperStock
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    A duck in flight

    The water might make you want to go for a dip but keep in mind that sometimes it is too murky for swimming in.

    © Josef Freitag / age fotostock
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    An ecosystem to be preserved

    The ecosystem and the dunes on the peninsula are very fragile and the continuous erosion is keeping ecologists busy.

    © Michael Breuer / age fotostock
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    Rare species

    There are four small towns in this area: Juodkrante, Pervalka, Preila and Nida, which are all no more than just over a mile away from the coast.

    © Murat Yilmaz / age fotostock
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