Bird sanctuaries

Natura 2000 - oblasti ochrany ptactva
Šumava bird sanctuary


Declared by Government Decree No. 681 on 8.12.2004. The main species - the subject matter of the protection of this bird sanctuary are capercaillie, black grouse, hazel grouse, black stork, corncrake, Eurasian Pygmy-owl, sparrow owl, black woodpecker and three-toed woodpecker. The Act on Nature and Landscape Protection defines a bird sanctuary as a special category of territorial protection, intended to maintain the population levels of the listed birds and the condition of their environment. In addition to the stated key species, Šumava recorded an occurrence of another twenty species of birds of European importance, including honey buzzard, falcon, owl, kingfisher and others.



Species for which the area was proposed:

Tetřev hlušec  Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

Tetřívek obecný Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix)

Jeřábek lesní Hazel grouse (Bonasa bonasia)

Chřástal polní Corncrake (Crex crex)

Čáp černý Black stork (Ciconia nigra)

Datel černý Black woodpecker (Dryocopus maritus)

Datlík tříprstý Three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus)

Kulíšek nejmenší Eurasian Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

Sýc rousný Boreal owl (Aegolius funereus)



Other species listed in the Annex of the Directive and present in Šumava

Honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus)

Red kite (Milvus milvus)

White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Marsh hen (Circus cyaneus)

Eagle (Aquila pomarina)

Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Speckled Crake (Porzana porzana)

Little Crake(Porzana parva)

Eagle owl (Bubo bubo)

Ural owl (Strix uralensis)

Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Grey woodpecker (Picus canus)

White-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)

Wood lark (Lullula arborea)

Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

Red-breasted Flycatcher(Ficedula parva)

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)

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