What makes Croatian islands very special is definitely their beauty, endless beaches, clear waters and a lot of sunny days. But what makes a special, will appeal to the lovers of nature. Endangered species of animals that inhabit on the rare places in the world, and took up residence in our beautiful islands, including the griffon vulture, a resident of one of the largest islands of the Croatian sea – Cres.

Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) is one of the largest natural values ​​Tramuntana, the island of Cres and the Croatia. Cres has two ornithological reserves established because of them, and the whole island has about 80 nesting pairs. Island population which lives on the island of Cres (and Krk, Plavnik and Prvic), is unique because here the vultures nest on vertical cliffs just above the sea – sometimes less than 10 feet above sea level. The griffon vulture is one of the largest flying birds, with a wingspan up to 2.80 meters and can weigh up to 15 pounds.  They can fly at a speed greater than 160 km / h. When searching the terrain in search of food, mostly flying at a speed of 40-75 km / h. During the flight muscles are not used already sail, like gliders.

I believe that all these bird lovers will enjoy the amazing sight in the sky that they provide.