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GO Birdwatching Slovenia
Nova Gorica, Prvaina, Primorska, Slovenia
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian
GO Birdwatching invites you to ‘get lost’ exploring birds, butterflies and wildlife of the beautiful and diverse Slovenia. By promoting sustainable eco-tourism we hope to raise awareness of the importance to conserve our biodiversity rich landscapes.
Tour guide Ivan is an ecologist from Western Slovenia. His research and work interest are primarily focused in the study and conservation of birds and butterflies, but is passionate about the wildlife in general. He is experienced in guiding students and locals in Slovenia and the Balkans.
Feel free to ask me about accommodation, local food, restaurants, and basic travel information about Slovenia as well!
GO Birdwatching Slovenia is a local organization, which provides trips to different habitats and places around our beautiful country.
Slovenia is truly ‘the hidden gem’ of Europe with amazing places: rivers (Soca), mountains (Alps and the Dinaric Alps), coastline (saltpans and lagoons), Karst phenomena (the famous Kras Plateau and caves) and lots of forests (> 60 % of land!).
Of the 380 species of birds recorded in Slovenia, perhaps the most interesting for foreign birdwatchers are: Three-toed Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Rock Partridge, Boreal Owl, Ural Owl and the Eurasian pygmy owl.
Ivan Kljun is a local birdwatcher and naturalist from western Slovenia - Nova Gorica. He has graduated Biology at University of Ljubljana, and is currently at the point of presenting his MSc thesis dissertation - modeling the use of habitat of Nightjar in SE Slovenia.
Currently he works as a freelance field ecologist, mainly with DOPPS - BirdLife Slovenia. He has spent study and working time abroad, principally in Spain (Madrid) and Portugal (Lisbon) where he worked for SPEA - BirdLife Portugal.
In 2012, I started a company Alecturist which is the first company in Slovenia that practices Birdwatching tourism. We offer a variety of one-day tours to different habitats and interesting birdwatching sites in Slovenia. The tours are organized for small groups of guests, max. 4 persons and can be led in English, Slovene or Serbo-Croatian language. The basic price for one day is 100€. Additional payment of mileage for the trip is added to the price. Transportation, a snack and free renting of birdwatching equipment is included in the price.