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Please see following taken from "Where to Watch Birds in Eastern Europe" (1994)
"The Mala Fatra Mountains form an impressive range of high peaks withdeep river valleys, cliffs, gorges..."
"...[there are] typical Alpine species such as Three-toed Woodpecker, Ring Ouzel, Rock Pipit, Alpine Accentor, Wallcreeper and Nutcracker."
The range is situated between 49.07 and 49.15 deg N and 18.53 and 19.13 deg E.
The Nizke Tatry moutains are also given as a Wallcreeper location, but these are further east, towards the centre of the country.
Cheers Darrell. Did you do much birding there? I was there last July, and was able to do some. Hope to do more this time, and felt that April would be a much better idea!
Highlights last year were nutcrackers, sheer numbers of red-backed shrikes and a very close encounter with a booted eagle!
Hi Laurence, I spent about a week in the area at the end of April. I don't remember many Red-backed Shrikes but there were certainly good numbers of Nutcrackers. Our target species were really the woodpeckers, especially Three-toed, as well as Pygmy and Tengmalm's Owl.
We did very well except for Pygmy Owl. We heard them but couldn't see one!!