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Laurence H

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Wishful thinking perhaps, but does anyone know any Wallcreeper sites in Slovakia. I'll be there for two weeks at the end of April, in the north-west of the country but able to travel.
 

birdman

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Hi Laurence,

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.
 

Darrell Clegg

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I found them just outside a village called Choc in the Tatra Mountains - not far from Rozambarek. I don't have my map to hand but when I find it I'll be able to give you more details.

Darrell
 

Laurence H

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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!
 

Darrell Clegg

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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!!

If you want to read about the Wallcreeper I saw try this thread http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=2326&highlight=Wallcreeper
 
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