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GO Birdwatching Slovenia
Nova Gorica, Prvaina, Primorska, Slovenia
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian
Ivan is an ecologist and birdwatcher from Western Slovenia. His research and work interest are primarily focused in the study and conservation of birds and butterflies, but is passionate about the wildlife in general.
He is experienced in guiding students, pupils and locals in Slovenia and the Balkans and he started the company GO Birdwatching
Slovenia to offer wildlife trips and promote sustainable tourism in his home country.
The price for a day trip is 100 Ã¢ÂÂ¬. The trips include transportation in a spacious car, a snack, renting of binoculars and spotting scope.
Depending on the trip, extra mileage is added to the price.
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Feel free to ask me about accommodation, local food, restaurants, and basic travel information about Slovenia as well!
"GO Birdwatching Slovenia" is a Slovenian organization, which provides trips to different habitats and places around our beautiful country.
Slovenia is truly "the hidden gem" of Europe with amazing places: rivers (So a), mountains (Alps and the Dinaric Alps), coastline (not a lot, but nice places), Karst phenomena (the famous Kras Plateau and caves) and forests, forests and forests (> 60 % of land!).
From the 380 species of birds recorded in Slovenia, perhaps the most interesting for foreign birdwatchers are: Three-toed Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Rock Partridge, Boreal Owl, Ural Owl and the Eurasian pygmy owl.
Three-toed Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Rock Partridge, Boreal Owl, Ural Owl and the Eurasian pygmy owl.
Ivan Kljun is a local birdwatcher and naturalist from western Slovenia - Nova Gorica.
He has graduated Biology at University of Ljubljana, and is currently at the point of presenting his MSc thesis dissertation - modeling the use of habitat of Nightjar in SE Slovenia.
He is primarily interested in bird and butterfly ecology and conservation.
Currently he works as a freelance field ecologist, mainly with DOPPS - BirdLife
He has spent study and working time abroad, principally in Spain (Madrid) and Portugal (Lisbon) where he worked for SPEA - BirdLife Portugal.
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, hiking, butterflies, fishing, sport fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, portage, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean, architecture, shop, antique, swap
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino
In 2012, I started a company Alecturist which is the first company in Slovenia that practices Birdwatching tourism. We offer a variety of one-day tours to different habitats and interesting birdwatching sites in Slovenia. The tours are organized for small groups of guests, max. 4 persons and can be led in English, Slovene or Serbo-Croatian language. The basic price for one day is 100€. Additional payment of mileage for the trip is added to the price. Transportation, a snack and free renting of birdwatching equipment is included in the price.