Birdwatching & Tennis holidays in Croatia

Current dates: 31 August - 7 September, Biograd, Zadar Region

Bird watching in a fresh, new destination? Try birding in Croatia, a country with fair amount of mountain and coastal Mediterranean areas. Because of its diverse geography it is rich in various species of birds. Yet, many of those are rare and endangered in Europe. According to the Croatian Institute of Ornithology, Croatia notes 387 species of birds. Out of them 178 are endangered on the national, 69 endangered on European and 21 endangered on the global level.

Near our location in Biograd lies Vrana Lake, the largest lake in Croatia. Also, it is a designated nature park, a kind of protected area in Croatia. Vrana Lake is home to more than 250 bird species. While some are there permanently, some use it as a resting place during migrations.

Bird watching on Vrana Lake / Author: Arhiva JUPP Vransko jezero

Bird watching on Vrana Lake / Author: Arhiva JUPP Vransko jezero

About our birding adventure


  • Binoculars to enable you identification of bird species from a distance

  • You can use telescope with a tripod

  • Birdwatching pocket guide

  • Small notebook and a pen

  • Almost the most important thing - bring repellent for insects :)


  • Comfortable shoes or boots with rubber plating

  • Similarly, bring comfortable outdoor pants, a shirt with long sleeves, sweater and a raincoat, try not to use bright colours

When and where?

  • Spring and autumn bring the hightest variety of birdlife

  • The best time is early morning or late evening before the sunset - that’s when the birds are active and you’re most likely to see them

  • Wetland and reedbed are the places where many birds hide or feed

  • Above all, keep in mind that you should respect the place. Therefore avoid any disturbance of the wildlife, move slowly, be quiet and enjoy your time in the nature

  • Small groups with a guide are recommended

  • In the Ornithological reserve you can watch birds from the bird watching tower

  • one day trip to hawk centre, bird clinic for birds of prey

And check out more info about Vrana Lake on their website here:

Your hotel:

Hotel In****
Biograd, Zadar Region


Hotel „IN“ has 44 luxuriously equipped rooms, 3 of which are rooms for people with special needs. They offer accommodation in single, double and twin/double rooms with an additional bed. Each room is equipped with free WiFi internet, air conditioning, safe, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, bathroom with tub/shower, hair dryer. Also, you can enjoy rich gastronomic offer in the hotel restaurant, as well as the nearby restaurants.


  • Excellent waterfront location

  • Hotel swimming pool overlooking the sea

  • Classic Mediterranean hotel design

  • Walking distance from the town and restaurants


Your hotel:

Hotel Ilirija****
Biograd, Zadar Region

Photos by: Boris Kacan


Ilirija Hotel is located directly at the sea, just a short minute walk from the local town Biograd. This four star modern hotel features tastefully decorated cozy rooms, wellness centre, beautiful terrace, hotel marina and excellent sports facilities. So, the hotel is perfect for active guests who enjoy playing tennis, swimming, volleyball, jogging, water sports and many more.

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  • Magical sea views from your hotel room 

  • Beaches awarded with Blue Flags for cleanliness

  • Complimentary access to the wellness SPA zone

  • Walking distance from the town and restaurants



What’s included:

  • accommodation, sharing room

  • half tennis programme (10hrs)

  • bird watching holidays programme with guide*

  • return airport transfer

    *Programme includes max 4 persons at once with basic equipment. Also, you can bring your own equipment. Duration of programme: 5hrs, availability during week: 2X

PRICES 2019.

April 7th - April 14th

Hotel Ilirija****
924 GBP pp, sharing room

May 25th - June 1st

Hotel Ilrija****
924 GBP pp, sharing room

Hotel In****
982 GBP pp, sharing room

Also, make sure to check our additional activities in Biograd area - click here.

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