Rib boat Excursion 3: Kornati National Park
Bol ,Brac , Zlatni Rat
The Kornati archipelago in the Adriatic Sea is located south of the historic Dalmatian city of Zadar and west of the city of Split. The northern part of the park is adjacent to the Telascica Natural Park. In 1980, the 89 southernmost islets of the 140 islet Kornati archipelago were declared a National Park. None of the islands in the national park are permanently inhabited, the only signs of occupation are some workers and fishermen's huts and houses.
The sparse vegetation on the islands creates dew which is a source of valuable fresh water for the plants and animals on the islands. The climate of the islands is relatively warm with sunny and hot dry summers, with most rainfall in the fall months. The many islands and islets may seem rocky deserts, but they are full of small shrubs of Mediterranean herbs, such as salvia and rosemary. However, the park's greatest natural wealth lies in the surrounding crystal clear sea and beautiful underwater world.
Because of its location, sea birds are most common in NP Kornati, such as yellow-legged gulls, crested cormorants. There are three species of swifts and there are some nesting sites of the peregrine falcon, eagle owl, and raven. The songbirds that nest here include the blonde wheatear, little black head, bearded warbler, dune pipit, blue rock thrush. During the bird migration in the spring and autumn, bird species such as the crane, the avocet and blue herons pass by.