The weekend of BirdID 2020 Albania, was organized in two full days in the majestic landscape of Shkodra where the observations of our students, covered the area of Vau i Dejes, Shkodra lake, Pentari plain, Domni marsh and the riparian forest of Velipoja.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† โ€“ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€โ€™ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†

  • Thousands of wintering waterbirds (Coots, Gulls, Cormorants etc)
  • Common Pochard (๐˜ˆ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข)
  • Tufted Duck (๐˜ˆ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข)
  • The roosting site of hundreds of herons and Cormorants,
  • The roosting site of thousands of gulls,
  • Five Dalmatian Pelicans (๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ด) etj.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† โ€“ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€โ€™ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†

  • Four species of woodpeckers in the riparian forest of Velipoja: Black Woodpecker (๐˜‹๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ด), Green Woodpecker (๐˜—๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด), Great Spotted Woodpecker (๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ) and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (๐˜‹๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull (๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด)
  • Common resting site of hundreds of Gulls, Cormorants, Sandwich Terns (๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด) etc.

The birdwatching, discussions, jokes, songs, and the good sense of humor were some of the elements which made more enjoyable this BirdID trip north of Albania. AOS is happy for this wonderful group of people with different backgrounds, different interests joined by the passion for nature.

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