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    Bird - watching tower by Sātiņi ponds

    27. marts 2018, 10:58 2018 print

    In order to develop and promote nature tourism in the border regions of Latvia and Lithuania, the Saldus municipality participated in the project, which led to the construction of a new bird – watching tower by Sātiņi ponds.

     
    "Sātiņi Ponds" is located in the NATURE 2000 area. They stand out with their untouched nature and the great variety of birds. These ponds are surrounded by meadows and forests, are quiet and very remote, which is why they are rich in birds. Here you can also hear and see a wide range of forest-related bird species. For bird watchers these ponds are interesting throughout the year. An exception would be only severe winters with a rich snow cover. In both spring and autumn migration, Satiņi is home to a considerable amount of birds of all kinds. The fish ponds are regularly visited by a large number of Latvian ornithologists, as well as overseas bird watchers. This is one of the best bird watching places in Kurzeme and is also considered to be very good all over Latvia. Thanks to the construction of a bird tower, it will be possible to organize international bird watching competitions here.

    The tower is located in an area where active economic activity (fish farming) takes place, which is very attractive to birds. The bird tower is intended for tourism development, promotion of natural values, professional bird watchers and tourists. Access to the tower will be provided by a wooden palette. The tower height is 10 m with a roof. Prior to entering the territory (at the gate) there is an information plate indicating in what way it is necessary to coordinate your presence in this territory.

    The project No.LLI-010 “Introducing nature tourism for all (UniGreen)” is being carried out with the assistance of the INTERREG Latvia-Lithuania Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. Its overall financing is 1 176 867,14 EUR, i.a. ERAF financing 1 000 337,07 EUR. The project is implemented by Kurzeme Planning Region, six county municipalities in Latvia (Durbe County Municipality, Kuldīga County Municipality, Roja County Municipality, Saldus County Municipality, Skrunda County Municipality and Ventspils County Municipality), one district municipality in Lithuania (the Administration of Kretinga District Municipality) and three national and regional parks in Lithuania (the Directorate of Aukštaitija National Park and Labanoras Regional Park, the Directorate of Biržai Regional Parki and the Directorate of Žemaitija National Park).

    EU is not responsible for the content of the published information.

    Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 
    www.latlit.eu
    www.europa.eu
    Saldus Municipal Agency „SALDUS TOURIST INFORMATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS CENTRE”
    Address: Striķu iela 3, Saldus (entrance from Kalpaks Square) Phone: +371 63807443 E-mail:
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    Saldus Municipal Agency „SALDUS TOURIST INFORMATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS CENTRE”
    Address: Striķu iela 3, Saldus (entrance from Kalpaks Square) Phone: +371 63807443 E-mail:
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