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Due to the varied brackish and freshwater habitats, Škocjanski zatok is haven for many animal and plant species and thus also for those who like to observe them and experience nature. The area is particularly important because of its large variety of birds. Ornithologists have recorded 258 bird species in the past decade.

Bird species in the reserve occur in different ways and at different times. Some nest here, another winter or just briefly stop to rest on the migration. We divided them into several basic groups:

Breeding species
Wintering species
Migratory species
Stationary species