Mid-winter count of water birds 2016
The 19th count of wintering water birds in Montenegro is finished within the IWC, the international program Montenegro joined in 1991. This year the IWC program celebrates the jubilee of 50 years since its beginning in 1967. The program is coordinated by organization Wetlands International, with headquarters in Wageningen, Netherlands. http://www.wetlands.org/GetInvolved/IWC50Letsmakeitcount/tabid/3477/Default.aspx
This year, the IWC in Montenegro included total of 9 wetlands: Skadar Lake, Ulcinj saline, Bojana River delta, Šasko lake, Tivat saltpans, Slano Lake, Krupac Lake, Zeta River and Plavsko Lake. The counting was performed by Ondrej Vizi and Andrej Vizi from the Natural History Museum of Montenegro, Nela Vešović Dubak from Public enterprise for National Parks of Montenegro, Darko Saveljić, Aleksandar Perović, Bojan Zeković and Igor Stojović frm the Centre for Protection of birds – CZIP, Ana Vujović from the Natural History Society of Montenegro and Borut Stumberger and Fabian Schwarzenbach as independent observers.
Total of 95.203 birds was counted, most of which ate Skadar Lake (62.894) and Ulcinj saline (16.134). The most numerous water bird species at whole count area was