Size: 903.9400 ha
Site code: CZ0521015
Altitude: 650 - 852 meters above sea level
Region: Hradec Kralove Region
Coordinates: 50.286667N, 16.460556E
Longitude: E 16°27'38''
Latitude: N 50°17'12''
Special protection area Orlické Záhoří is situated in northeastern Bohemia by the river Divoká Orlice up to the Polish borders. Area is part of Orlické hory Protected Landscape Area (chráněná krajinná oblast Orlické hory, CHKO) and there are also two nature reserves. All the place is influenced by many years of thoughtless ways of agriculture, which is slowly getting better from the nineties. Most of the area consists of meadows and grasslands, forests appear only on the borders of the area, which makes the place quite unique compared to the forested rest of the protected landscape area. There occur a wide variety of rare plants.
The main subject to protect is the corn crake (Crex crex). It seeks for wet and spring meadows, grasslands and hayfields where it is nesting. Other bird species looking for such an environment are in this area for example the common snipe (Gallinago gallinago), the Eurasian skylark (Alauda arvensis), the whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) and the meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis).
Surroundings along the river Divoká Orlice uses the black stork (Ciconia nigra), we can also see the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and the white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus). Other species nesting here are the common rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus), the red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio), the common redpoll (Acanthis flammea, Carduelis flammea) and few pairs of the grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus) and the common crane (Grus grus), the European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) and the common quail (Coturnix coturnix).
Ptačí oblast Orlické Záhoří (next information in Czech language)
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