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Herons and Cormorants Colony of Juodkrante

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BIzarre

Lot's of birds at colony. Trees are dead beacause of bird feaces. Worth to stop and see. Nice photo... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
mmikko
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Joensuu, Finland
Numerous cormorants

The cormorants are so numerous that they have killed the trees. The herons apparently nest in... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
301lisa33
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Lot's of birds at colony. Trees are dead beacause of bird feaces. Worth to stop and see. Nice photo opportunity.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Not only rare birds flock to the Curonian Spit, this 98-kilometer strip is surrounded by continuously winded sand, creating a special landscape. Juodkrante has a viewing site on the Mount of Avino, which opens up one of the most beautiful Curonian Spit panoramas. It is...More

Thank Fish W
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The cormorants are so numerous that they have killed the trees. The herons apparently nest in adjacent trees but we were probably too late in the year to see any. The history and development of this area is worth reading about. Climb the flight of...More

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Climb the hill to get a good view of the birds. It is easy to see the cormorants in the trees because their poo has destroyed the foliage.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Twe just stopped here on the way to hill of witches and it was just not that impressive to see an area of the forest destroyed by bird poo. There were some birds flying around and bunch of nest. Unless you are a burd enthusiast...More

Thank chamara w
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

It is astonishing how nature can fail to find a balance and this massive cormorant colony demonstrates surprisingly how the acid bird droppings destroy the very pine trees the birds nest in. An ecological eyeopener. Steps lead up to a vantage point.

Thank iainmcleod
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Sadly in August we were not treated to the sight of many birds, though you could see the results of all the bird poo in the ruined trees around the area.

Thank incite_wanderlust
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

You can walk to this spot from Juodkrante, buy it is about 2/2,5 kilometers. Its one straight wat south out of Juodkrante, when the road bends left there is a sign to the spot. There you find a platform. Only when we were there we...More

Thank Zoë S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Fascinating birds, and in the Nehrung it seems they have grown rather used to people. Ironically, in my country we eat these birds while eels are protected. In Lithuania, it seems things are the other way around. Here they protect the cormorants and eat the...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Quite an experience. The scenery is really something different and the watching of the birds is somehow addictive.

Thank Monika Z
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