Monday, March 30, 2009
Most of our time in Slovakia recently was spent walking in the Volovske vrchy. This mountain range in the east (west of Kosice) is perhaps not as well know outside Slovakia as the Tatras and other uplands, but it is excellent for forests birds. Some species do not give themselves up lightly, after all they are forest dwellers, but the rewards are there for those who are prepared to walk and use some birding skills. There are good numbers of woodpeckers and both Ural and Pygmy Owls are quite common in the old mixed forests. There are even some Wolf and Lynx. Indeed, we found tracks of both of these mammals.