Pakalnes Vingis Lodge

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Country: Lithuania

Region: Rusne Island

We speak: English, Deutch, Русский, Български, Lietuvių

Web site: http://pakalnesvingis.lt/

Location: Pakalnes Vingis Lodge is perfectly located at the heart of Rusne Island, adjacent to the Nemunas Delta Regional Park. It is the largest Lithuanian Island and its surrounding flooded plains and mixed forests are the most important migration stopover site for many rare birds. Third largest Regional Park in Lithuania and one of the top birding sites in Baltic States, it is wonderful at any time of year, but especially during migration periods. On the flooded meadows, there are thousands of birds that stop over during migration, especially waders, ducks and geese. The White-tailed Eagles, Great Snipe and Aquatic Warblers being the main attraction of the area. There are also many other breeding birds including Grebes, Herons and Ducks, while Lesser White-fronted Geese, Spotted Eagles and even rare vagrants from East occur in spring, with an outstanding bird checklist of over 320 species recorded in the area.

Services: You will be very warmly welcome and treated at Pakalnes Vingis. A local English-speaking bird guide is available on request, able to present current updates on bird activity around the lodge and surrounding countryside. Transport, optics, tripods, observation towers and boats are available on request. Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner is provided to suit your needs and early breakfast is served in the dining room on request. Also a ship and boats are available on request for excursion in the heart of the Nemunas delta regional park and surrounding areas is provided by English speaking knowledgeable local expert.

Guestrooms: All twin-bedded and double-bedded rooms are spacious and airy, have private toilet and shower, free Wi-Fi internet connection, heating, fridge, TV and private pier at the Shore of Pakalnes River. A lobby with huge windows and furniture is available in rainy days.

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Status
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Name (lat)
Family
Golden Eagle
RV
1
1
1
1
Aquila chrysaetos Accipitridae
Greater Spotted Eagle
RB
1
1
1
0
Aquila clanga Accipitridae
Lesser Spotted Eagle
B
1
1
1
0
Aquila pomarina Accipitridae
Northern Goshawk
B
1
1
1
1
Accipiter gentilis Accipitridae
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
B
1
1
1
0
Circus aeruginosus Accipitridae
Northern Harrier
M
1
0
1
1
Circus cyaneus Accipitridae
White-tailed Eagle
B
1
1
1
1
Haliaeetus albicilla Accipitridae
Red Kite
B
1
1
1
0
Milvus milvus Accipitridae
Black Kite
B
1
1
1
0
Milvus migrans Accipitridae
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
B
1
1
1
1
Accipiter nisus Accipitridae
Common Buzzard
B
1
1
1
1
Buteo buteo Accipitridae
Montagu's Harrier
B
1
1
1
0
Circus pygargus Accipitridae
Palid Harrier
V
1
0
1
0
Circus pallidus Accipitridae
Rough-legged Hawk
M
1
0
1
1
Buteo lagopus Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard
B
1
1
1
0
Pernis apivorus Accipitridae
Icterine Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Hippolais icterina Acrocephalidae
Sedge Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Acrocephalidae
Eurasian Reed-Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus scirpaceus Acrocephalidae
Great Reed-Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus arundinaceus Acrocephalidae
Blyth's Reed-Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus dumetorum Acrocephalidae
Marsh Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus palustris Acrocephalidae
Horned Lark
TM
1
0
1
1
Eremophila alpestris Alaudidae
Sky Lark
B
1
1
1
0
Alauda arvensis Alaudidae
Wood Lark
B
1
1
1
0
Lullula arborea Alaudidae
Common Kingfisher
B
1
1
1
1
Alcedo atthis Alcedinidae
Atlantic Puffin
TM
1
0
1
1
Fratercula arctica Alcidae
Razorbill
TM
1
0
1
1
Alca torda Alcidae
Black Guillemot
TM
1
0
1
1
Cepphus grylle Alcidae
Common Murre
TM
1
0
1
1
Uria aalge Alcidae
Long-tailed Duck
M
1
0
1
1
Clangula hyemalis Anatidae
Whooper Swan
B
1
1
1
1
Cygnus cygnus Anatidae
Canada Goose
V
1
0
1
0
Branta canadensis Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon
RB
1
1
1
1
Anas penelope Anatidae
Red-breasted Goose
V
1
0
0
0
Branta ruficollis Anatidae
Gadwall
B
1
1
1
1
Anas strepera Anatidae
Taiga Bean Goose
V
1
0
1
0
Anser fabalis fabalis Anatidae
Bewick's Swan
M
1
0
1
1
Cygnus columbianus bewickii Anatidae
Common Scoter
M
1
0
1
1
Melanitta nigra Anatidae
Smew
M
1
0
1
1
Mergellus albellus Anatidae
Red-breasted Merganser
M
1
0
1
1
Mergus serrator Anatidae
Common Shelduck
B
1
1
1
0
Tadorna tadorna Anatidae
Mallard
B
1
1
1
1
Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae
Green-winged Teal
B
1
1
1
1
Anas crecca Anatidae
Common Merganser
B
1
1
1
1
Mergus merganser Anatidae
Red-crested Pochard
RV
1
0
1
0
Netta rufina Anatidae
Garganey
B
1
1
1
0
Anas querquedula Anatidae
Common Eider
W
0
0
0
1
Somateria mollissima Anatidae
Greenland White-fronted Goose
RV
1
0
0
0
Anser albifrons flavirostris Anatidae
Greater Scaup
W
0
0
0
1
Aythya marila Anatidae
Dark Bellied Brent Goose
M
1
0
1
0
Branta bernicla bernicla Anatidae
Common Goldeneye
B
1
1
1
1
Bucephala clangula Anatidae
Ferruginous Duck (rare)
RB
0
0
0
0
Aythya nyroca Anatidae
Barnacle Goose
M
1
0
1
0
Branta leucopsis Anatidae
Northern Pintail
B
1
1
1
1
Anas acuta Anatidae
Pink-footed Goose
M
1
0
0
0
Anser brachyrhynchus Anatidae
Tufted Duck
B
1
1
1
1
Aythya fuligula Anatidae
Common Pochard
B
1
1
1
1
Aythya ferina Anatidae
White-winged Scoter
M
1
0
1
1
Melanitta fusca Anatidae
Graylag Goose
B
1
1
1
0
Anser anser Anatidae
Northern Shoveler
B
1
1
1
0
Anas clypeata Anatidae
Mute Swan
B
1
1
1
1
Cygnus olor Anatidae
Pale Bellied Brent Goose
RV
1
0
0
0
Branta bernicla hrota Anatidae
Common Swift
B
1
1
1
0
Apus apus Apodidae
Great Bittern
B
1
1
1
1
Botaurus stellaris Ardeidae
Gray Heron
B
1
1
1
1
Ardea cinerea Ardeidae
Great White Egret
B
1
1
1
0
Egretta alba Ardeidae
Little Bittern
RB
0
1
1
0
Ixobrychus minutus Ardeidae
Little Egret (rare)
RV
0
0
0
0
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Bohemian Waxwing
TM
1
0
1
1
Bombycilla garrulus Bombycillidae
Lapland Longspur
TM
1
0
1
1
Calcarius lapponicus Calcariidae
Eurasian Nightjar
B
1
1
1
0
Caprimulgus europaeus Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Treecreeper
B
1
1
1
1
Certhia familiaris Certhiidae
Black-bellied Plover
M
1
0
1
0
Pluvialis squatarola Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing
B
1
1
1
0
Vanellus vanellus Charadriidae
Little Ringed Plover
B
1
1
1
0
Charadrius dubius Charadriidae
European Golden-Plover
RB
1
1
1
0
Pluvialis apricaria Charadriidae
Common Ringed Plover
B
1
1
1
0
Charadrius hiaticula Charadriidae
Whiskered Tern
B
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias hybridus Chlidonias
White Stork
B
1
1
1
0
Ciconia ciconia Ciconiidae
Black Stork
B
1
1
1
0
Ciconia nigra Ciconiidae
White-throated Dipper
TM
1
0
0
1
Cinclus cinclus Cinclidae
European Turtle-Dove
B
1
1
1
0
Streptopelia turtur Columbidae
Rock Pigeon
B
1
1
1
1
Columba livia Columbidae
Eurasian Collared-Dove
B
1
1
1
1
Streptopelia decaocto Columbidae
Stock Dove
B
1
1
1
0
Columba oenas Columbidae
Common Wood-Pigeon
B
1
1
1
0
Columba palumbus Columbidae
Common Raven
B
1
1
1
1
Corvus corax Corvidae
Eurasian Magpie
B
1
1
1
1
Pica pica Corvidae
Carrion Crow (rare)
V
0
0
0
0
Corvus corone Corvidae
Russian Jackdaw
TM
1
0
1
1
Corvus monedula soemmerringii Corvidae
Western Jackdaw
B
1
1
1
1
Corvus monedula monedula Corvidae
Rook
B
1
1
1
1
Corvus frugilegus Corvidae
Eurasian Jay
B
1
1
1
1
Garrulus glandarius Corvidae
Hooded Crow
B
1
1
1
1
Corvus cornix Corvidae
Eurasian Nutcracker
B
1
1
1
1
Nucifraga caryocatactes Corvidae
Common Cuckoo
B
1
1
1
0
Cuculus canorus Cuculidae
Snow Bunting
TM
1
0
1
1
Plectrophenax nivalis nivalis Emberizidae
Reed Bunting
B
1
1
1
0
Emberiza schoeniclus Emberizidae
Ortolan Bunting
B
1
1
1
0
Emberiza hortulana Emberizidae
Merlin
M
1
0
1
1
Falco columbarius Falconidae
Peregrine Falcon
RB
1
1
1
1
Falco peregrinus Falconidae
Eurasian Hobby
B
1
1
1
0
Falco subbuteo Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel
B
1
1
1
0
Falco tinnunculus Falconidae
Lesser Redpoll
V
0
0
1
1
Carduelis cabaret Fringillidae
Greenfinch
B
1
1
1
1
Carduelis chloris Fringillidae
Eurasian Linnet
B
1
1
1
1
Carduelis cannabina Fringillidae
Coues's Arctic Redpoll
W
0
0
0
1
Carduelis hornemanni exilipes Fringillidae
Common Redpoll
B
1
1
1
1
Carduelis flammea Fringillidae
Red Crossbill
B
1
1
1
1
Loxia curvirostra Fringillidae
Eurasian Bullfinch
B
1
1
1
1
Pyrrhula pyrrhula Fringillidae
European Goldfinch
B
1
1
1
1
Carduelis carduelis Fringillidae
Siskin
B
1
1
1
1
Carduelis spinus Fringillidae
Brambling
TM
1
0
1
1
Fringilla montifringilla Fringillidae
Hawfinch
B
1
1
1
1
Coccothraustes coccothraustes Fringillidae
Common Rosefinch
B
1
1
1
0
Carpodacus erythrinus Fringillidae
Common Chaffinch
B
1
1
1
1
Fringilla coelebs Fringillidae
Twite
TM
1
0
1
1
Carduelis flavirostris Fringillidae
Common Loon
RV
0
0
1
0
Gavia immer Gaviidae
Arctic Loon
M RB
1
0
1
1
Gavia arctica Gaviidae
Red-throated Loon
M
1
0
1
1
Gavia stellata Gaviidae
Common Crane
B
1
1
1
0
Grus grus Gruidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher
B
1
1
1
0
Haematopus ostralegus Haematopodidae
House Martin
B
1
1
1
0
Delichon urbica Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow
B
1
1
1
0
Riparia riparia Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow
B
1
1
1
0
Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
Northern Shrike
B
1
1
1
1
Lanius excubitor Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike
B
1
1
1
0
Lanius collurio Laniidae
Black Tern
B
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias niger Laridae
Scandanavian Herring Gull
TM
1
0
1
1
Larus argentatus argentatus Laridae
Great Black-backed Gull
R
1
1
1
1
Larus marinus Laridae
Yellow-legged Gull
V
1
0
1
1
Larus michahellis michahellis Laridae
Little Gull
B
1
1
1
1
Larus minutus Laridae
Mew Gull
B
1
1
1
1
Larus canus Laridae
Black-headed Gull
B
1
1
1
0
Larus ridibundus Laridae
Glaucous Gull
V
0
0
0
1
Larus hyperboreus Laridae
Black-legged Kittiwake
TM
1
0
1
1
Rissa tridactyla Laridae
Lesser black backed Gull
TM
1
0
1
0
Larus fuscus intermedius Laridae
Arctic Tern
TM
1
0
1
0
Sterna paradisaea Laridae
Common Tern
B
1
1
1
0
Sterna hirundo Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull
TM
1
0
1
0
Larus fuscus graellsi Laridae
Herring Gull
B
1
1
1
1
Larus argentatus argenteus Laridae
White-winged Tern
B
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias leucopterus Laridae
Mediterranean Gull
RB
1
0
1
0
Larus melanocephalus Laridae
Black-tailed Godwit
B
1
1
1
0
Limosa limosa limosa Limosinae
Eurasian River Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Locustella fluviatilis Locustellidae
Savi's Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Locustella luscinioides Locustellidae
Common Grasshopper-Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Locustella naevia Locustellidae
White Wagtail
B
1
1
1
1
Motacilla alba alba Motacillidae
Water Pipit
RV
0
0
1
0
Anthus spinoletta Motacillidae
Blue-headed Wagtail
B
0
1
0
0
Motacilla flava flava Motacillidae
Citrine Wagtail
B
1
1
1
0
Motacilla citreola Motacillidae
Gray Wagtail
RB
1
1
1
0
Motacilla cinerea Motacillidae
Tree Pipit
B
1
1
1
0
Anthus trivialis Motacillidae
Meadow Pipit
B
1
1
1
0
Anthus pratensis Motacillidae
Scandanavian Rock Pipit
TM
1
0
1
1
Anthus petrosus littoralis Motacillidae
Grey-headed Wagtail
TM
1
0
1
0
Motacilla flava thunbergi Motacillidae
European Pied Flycatcher
B
1
1
1
0
Ficedula hypoleuca Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear
B
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe oenanthe Muscicapidae
European Robin
B
1
1
1
1
Erithacus rubecula Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher
B
1
1
1
0
Muscicapa striata Muscicapidae
Common Redstart
B
1
1
1
0
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Muscicapidae
Pied Wheatear
V
0
0
1
0
Oenanthe pleschanka Muscicapidae
Whinchat
B
1
1
1
0
Saxicola rubetra Muscicapidae
Black Redstart
B
1
1
1
0
Phoenicurus ochruros Muscicapidae
Red-breasted Flycatcher
B
1
1
1
0
Ficedula parva Muscicapidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole
B
1
1
1
0
Oriolus oriolus Oriolidae
Osprey
B
1
1
1
0
Pandion haliaetus Pandionidae
Bearded Reedling
B
1
1
1
1
Panurus biarmicus Panuridae
Willow Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Poecile montanus Paridae
Crested Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Lophophanes cristatus Paridae
Eurasian Blue Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Cyanistes caeruleus Paridae
Coal Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Periparus ater Paridae
Marsh Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Poecile palustris Paridae
Great Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Parus major Paridae
White-headed Long-tailed Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Aegithalos caudatus caudatus Paridae
House Sparrow
B
1
1
1
1
Passer domesticus Passeridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
B
1
1
1
1
Passer montanus Passeridae
Great Cormorant
B
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Hazel Grouse
B
1
1
1
1
Bonasa bonasia Phasianidae
Black Grouse
B
1
1
1
1
Tetrao tetrix Phasianidae
Gray Partridge
B
1
1
1
1
Perdix perdix Phasianidae
Common Quail
B
1
1
1
0
Coturnix coturnix Phasianidae
Wood Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus sibilatrix Phylloscopidae
Common Chiffchaff
B
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus collybita Phylloscopidae
Greenish Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus trochiloides Phylloscopidae
Willow Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus trochilus Phylloscopidae
Black Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dryocopus martius Picidae
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos minor Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck
B
1
1
1
0
Jynx torquilla Picidae
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos medius Picidae
Gray-faced Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Picus canus Picidae
Great Spotted Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos major Picidae
Eared Grebe
M RB
1
1
1
0
Podiceps nigricollis Podicipedidae
Little Grebe
B
1
1
1
1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Podicipedidae
Great Crested Grebe
B
1
1
1
1
Podiceps cristatus Podicipedidae
Red-necked Grebe
M RB
1
0
1
0
Podiceps grisegena Podicipedidae
Horned Grebe
M RB
1
0
1
1
Podiceps auritus Podicipedidae
Dunnock
B
1
1
1
1
Prunella modularis Prunellidae
Spotted Crake
B
1
1
1
0
Porzana porzana Rallidae
Eurasian Moorhen
B
1
1
1
1
Gallinula chloropus Rallidae
Water Rail
B
1
1
1
1
Rallus aquaticus Rallidae
Eurasian Coot
B
1
1
1
1
Fulica atra Rallidae
Little Crake
B
1
1
1
0
Porzana parva Rallidae
Black-winged Stilt
RB
0
1
0
0
Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae
Pied Avocet
RB
0
1
0
0
Recurvirostra avosetta Recurvirostridae
Goldcrest
B
1
1
1
1
Regulus regulus Regulidae
Eurasian Penduline-Tit
B
1
1
1
0
Remiz pendulinus Remizidae
Ruddy Turnstone
TM
1
0
1
0
Arenaria interpres Scolopacidae
Common Sandpiper
B
1
1
1
0
Actitis hypoleucos Scolopacidae
Purple Sandpiper
TM
0
0
1
0
Calidris maritima Scolopacidae
Ruff
RB
1
1
1
0
Philomachus pugnax Scolopacidae
Marsh Sandpiper
RB
1
1
1
0
Tringa stagnatilis Scolopacidae
Whimbrel
TM
1
0
1
0
Numenius phaeopus Scolopacidae
Great Snipe
B
1
1
1
0
Gallinago media Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock
B
1
1
1
1
Scolopax rusticola Scolopacidae
Bar-tailed Godwit
TM
1
0
1
0
Limosa lapponica Scolopacidae
Jack Snipe
M
1
0
1
1
Lymnocryptes minimus Scolopacidae
Common Redshank
B
1
1
1
0
Tringa totanus Scolopacidae
Little Stint
TM
1
0
1
0
Calidris minuta Scolopacidae
Curlew Sandpiper
TM
1
0
1
0
Calidris ferruginea Scolopacidae
Temminck's Stint
TM
1
0
1
0
Calidris temminckii Scolopacidae
Common Snipe
B
1
1
1
0
Gallinago gallinago Scolopacidae
Wood Sandpiper
B
1
1
1
0
Tringa glareola Scolopacidae
Red Knot
TM
1
0
1
0
Calidris canutus Scolopacidae
Spotted Redshank
M
1
0
1
0
Tringa erythropus Scolopacidae
Dunlin
RB
1
1
1
0
Calidris alpina Scolopacidae
Red-necked Phalarope
TM
1
0
1
0
Phalaropus lobatus Scolopacidae
Sanderling
TM
1
0
1
0
Calidris alba Scolopacidae
Green Sandpiper
B
1
1
1
0
Tringa ochropus Scolopacidae
Broad-billed Sandpiper
TM
1
0
1
0
Limicola falcinellus Scolopacidae
Common Greenshank
M
1
1
1
0
Tringa nebularia Scolopacidae
Eurasian Curlew
B
1
1
1
0
Numenius arquata Scolopacidae
Nuthatch
B
1
1
1
1
Sitta europaea europaea Sittidae
Parasitic Jaeger
TM
1
0
0
0
Stercorarius parasiticus Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger
TM
1
0
1
0
Stercorarius pomarinus Stercorariidae
Sandwich Tern
TM
1
0
1
0
Sterna sandvicensis Sternidae
Little Tern
B
1
1
1
0
Sterna albifrons Sternidae
Eurasian Eagle-Owl
B
1
1
1
1
Bubo bubo Strigidae
Tawny Owl
B
1
1
1
1
Strix aluco Strigidae
Short-eared Owl
RB
1
1
1
1
Asio flammeus Strigidae
Long-eared Owl
B
1
1
1
1
Asio otus Strigidae
European Starling
B
1
1
1
1
Sturnus vulgaris Sturnidae
Northern Gannet (rare)
RV
0
0
0
0
Morus bassanus Sulidae
Blackcap
B
1
1
1
1
Sylvia atricapilla Sylviidae
Garden Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Sylvia borin Sylviidae
Lesser Whitethroat
B
1
1
1
0
Sylvia curruca Sylviidae
Greater Whitethroat
B
1
1
1
0
Sylvia communis Sylviidae
Barred Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Sylvia nisoria Sylviidae
Firecrest
B
1
1
1
0
Regulus ignicapillus Sylviidae
Glossy Ibis (rare)
RV
0
0
0
0
Plegadis falcinellus Threskiornithidae
Grey Phalarope
V
1
0
1
0
Phalaropus fulicaria Tringinae
Wren
B
1
1
1
1
Troglodytes troglodytes troglodytes Troglodytes
Redwing
B
1
1
1
1
Turdus iliacus Turdidae
Eurasian Blackbird
B
1
1
1
1
Turdus merula Turdidae
Ring Ouzel
TM
1
0
1
0
Turdus torquatus Turdidae
Mistle Thrush
B
1
1
1
1
Turdus viscivorus Turdidae
Fieldfare
B
1
1
1
1
Turdus pilaris Turdidae
Song Thrush
B
1
1
1
1
Turdus philomelos Turdidae
Stonechat
TM
1
0
0
0
Saxicola torquata Turdidae
Eurasian Hoopoe
RB
1
1
1
0
Upupa epops Upupidae

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