OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES / Observation of Birds
It has been known for ages that above the Curonian Spit one of the most significant routes of the birds migrating from Northern Europe to the south and back called White – Baltic Seas Migration Path is spread.
 
The Curonian Spit meets all the requirements made for observation of birds. Lately, the highest Dune of Parnidis whumping near Nida, called Solar Clock Dune by foreign ornithologists, is becoming especially popular for this goal. In spring, the first migrating birds reach Lithuania already at the beginning of March, and the last migrants fly by their breeding places only at the end of May. One can observe even more birds than in spring during autumn migration from August until November. At that point, hatched nestlings join the flocks flying to wintering places.
 
During active autumn migration, in the daytime, one can observe up to half of a million birds migrating to the south. In the process of migration, one has a chance to observe ten’s thousand of various tits, finches, pipits, starlings, larks, siskins, swallows, thrushes and pigeons ringdoves. Every day, one can also count up to a thousand birds of prey, flocks of goose, ducks and swans migrating. In the early spring, typical daytime migrants are cranes, lapwings, curlews, buzzards and small warblers. Rare species always bring joy to observers of birds. The Curonian Spit is the place, where you can observe even such rare birds as a peregrine falcon, a red-legged falcon, a brown kite or a pink starling.
 
 

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