Wildlife Tourism (Birds, Flowers and Butterflies) in Shkodra Region

The main purpose of the project is to develop the for the first time, the tourism product called “Wildlife Tourism” in the area of Shkoder, and offer this new product for foreign and domestic market, in order to maximize the value of their experience while staying in Shkoder and its surroundings. Project “Development of nature tourism in Shkodra region” is funded by the program Risi Albania.

Avitourism & Wildlife in Bune-Velipoje

Buna is not just a river. It is a perfect corridor for birds starting their journey from hinterland towards Velipoja and the Adriatic coast. Apart from Ducks and Coots, Cormorants and Pelicans, Buna and its meanders are a lively habitat for fish, amphibians and several species of reptiles. The river outlet is also the home of a heronry sheltering several species including Spoonbills, Glossy ibis, Egrets, Pygmy Cormorants etc.

Avitourism & Wildlife in Shkodra Lake

Shkodra Lake is an Important Bird Area known to many for its evergreen colors. The water surface offers excellent grounds for thousands of wintering waterbirds whose population is dominated by diving species including Pygmy Cormorants, Tufted Duck, Pochards, Crested Grebes, Goldeneyes and Coots. The surrounding of the lake is covered with riparian forests and wet meadows offering both excellent roosting, nesting sites and feeding sites for numerous passerines. The water lilies create a meadow of leaves and flowers used as nesting sites by thousands of Whiskered Terns.

Avitourism & Wildlife in Vermosh Lepushe

The area of Vermosh includes the whole valley starting from Tamara and up to Vermosh. Several locations are of great interest in terms of observing birds, flowers and butterflies. It is worth mentioning Leqet e Hotit for several species of birds of prey (Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel etc), Alpine Cough, Raven etc. Tamara is important for birds inhabiting the Cemi River and its rocky surroundings. One could easily spot here the Dipper, the Rock Nuthatch as well as several raptors. Lepusha and Vermosh are higher up in the mountains and covered generally with beech forests surrounding several meadows of great interest for Woodpeckers, Owls, birds of prey and Passerines including Horned Lark, Alpine Accentor, Ring Ouzel, Blue Rock Thrush, Nutcracker etc.


Risi Albania

Start Date:

01 Jul 2015


Avitourism, Wildlife Tourism, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Bune-Velipoje, Shkodar Lake, Vermosh, Lepushe