Novohradské hory Bird Area

Special Protection Area Novohradské hory (Novohradske Mountains, Nove Hrady Mountains) Bird Area

Size: 9052.5068 ha
Site code: CZ0311039
Altitude: 685 – 1060 meters above sea level
Region: South Bohemian Region
Coordinates: 48.651944N, 14.678611E
Longitude: E 14°40'43''
Latitude: N 48°39'7''

Special Protection Area Novohradské hory is situated in the southern Bohemia on the borders with Austria. It is proposed to become a landscape park (chráněná krajinná oblast, CHKO), now it is nature park, except of that this burd area includes national nature reserve Žofínský prales (Žofín old-growth forest), which is one of the oldest ones in Europe, national natural monument Hojná voda and six other natural monuments. Area consists mostly of forests, mainly spruce forest, there can be found also peatlands, springs and old ponds from 18th century.

Location by the borders set up good conditions for many rare and endangered species of birds. This place is protected because of habitation of the hazel grouse (Bonasa bonasia, Tetrastes bonasia) and the three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus).

Amongs other species typically occurs the black stork (Ciconia nigra), the corn crake (Crex crex), the black grouse (Tetrao tetrix), the Eurasian pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum), the boreal owl (Aegolius funereus), the grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus), the black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), the red-breasted flycatcher (Ficedula parva), the red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio), the ring ouzel (Turdus torquatus), the stock dove (Columba oenas) and many others.

Ptačí oblast Novohradské hory (next information in Czech language)


Demarcation of area (map works only in some browsers)


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