Vransko lake

19/06/2017 - Park prirode Vransko jezero

Vrana Lake (Vransko jezero) is the largest natural lake in Croatia, one of the last preserved Mediterranean wetland areas. Vrana Lake makes to 60% of the total bird fauna in Croatia. It is the only nesting area in the Mediterranean Croatia for the Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea), Great white heron (Egretta alba), Small white heron (Egretta garzetta), pigmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus). Special ornithological reserve, a small wetland area of the surface of 8.83 km2, represents the remaining of the former ten times bigger area of Vrana Mud (Vransko blato), also known as "Clear mud" (Vedro blato), drained by digging an ancient canal Prosika in the southeast part of the lake in the 18th century.