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ČGS South Bohemia

Otava and Vltava River Valley (Zvíkov)

The proposed bird area is located in the north of the district of Písek, between the villages of Bohostice, Osek, Čížová a Probulov in the territory of the Středočeská Pahorkatina Upland. The geological basement is formed by the granite rocks of the Central Bohemian pluton with orthogneisses and migmatites. The relief is characterized by the deeply cut valleys of the Vltava river and Otava river, bordered with the vast complexes of cultural woods with a predominance of spruce and pine. A part of the river valleys was flooded when building-up the Orlík water reservoir. Priority species in this area include the Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) building its nests in the rocky valleys and a variety of other birds of prey, as well as the Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) and the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). In this respect, the Zvíkov and Orlík surroundings rank among the most important bird areas in the Czech Republic.

GPS position

N 49° 26.104', E 14° 11.624'



Česká geografická společnost
Mgr. Petra Karvánková, Ph.D.
Katedra geografie PF JU v Českých Budějovicích, Jeronýmova 10, 371 15 České Budějovice
Tel.:+420 387 773 063