Farmland birds

Farmland birds are among most endangered groups of birds. Farmland birds include birds living the cultural farmland. This landscape are changing rapidly as as a result of agriculture intensification and changes in land use. Yellowhammer (Emberizza citrinella) and stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) can be often seen on fences. In old high-trunk orchards characteristic song of a wryneck (Jynx torquilla) can be heard. This small woodpecker is very hard to see because of its plumage camouflaging it againts the tree bark almost completely. The grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus) also inhabit old orchards. At the eastern part of the nature park turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) still breeds. In the summer nights quail (Coturnix coturnix) sings on the grain fields.
Hedges with thorny bushes are a nesting place of the red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) and common whitethroat (Sylvia communis).   


Utterly unmistakable bird with long beak and head plume is one of the most exotic looking birds in Europe. 

Scops owl

Small owl with a big character. 

White stork

White stork has been for centuries a symbol od Pomurje region. 


Unfortunately, woodlark is becoming a rarity in Goričko area.  

Red-backed shrike

Hunter of the farmland.