Skadar Lake National Park Status: National Park since 1983. IBA status (area of international importance for birds) since 1989, and in 1995 enrolled in the List of Wetlands of International Importance - Ramsar list.
The territory of municipalities : Podgorica, Cetinje and Bar
The seat of administration: Vranjina
Area Lakes : Summer water level - 370 km 2 ; the level of water in the winter season - 540 km 2 ; surfaces at an average level of water - 475 km 2
Coastline: 168 km; 110.5 km in Montenegro and 57.5 km in Albania
Elevation: 5 meters above sea level
Depth: Average depth is 5 m / maximum 8,3m
Location: Southeast Zeta-Skadar basin
Climate: sub-Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters (the lowest monthly average water temperature in January is 7.3 ° C). The summers are dry and hot with maximum air temperature above 40 ° C and the water temperature above 27 ° C. The average temperature is 14.9 ° C.
Special Protection Zone ( Special Nature Reserve): Pancevo eye and monastery deed
Characteristic: Damp (wetland) habitat
To the lake which two thirds belong to Montenegro, Albania and the third, could almost be said to be unknown even the vast majority of people who live in these two countries.
Monasteries, fortresses, capital, first printed letters, constipation, abandoned fishing village, birds and hundreds of species, fish and colorful world flora is all treasury and to the almost 400 square kilometers, treasury called Skadar Lake.
The lake is a spacious 391 square km, and during floods rises to almost another third. With a coastline makes a big house they live in a century-old monasteries and fortresses, abundance of flora, 280 species of birds, or half of the total number of living on the continent. A water and swamp an entire planet of life.
There is an island Grmožur, Montenegrin Alcatraz island or a snake, the island-prison that was last Montenegrin King Nikola sent to those who did not really liked his decades-long rule.
In addition to the ample cultural and historical heritage of Skadar Lake has an equally rich and varied flora and fauna which ones are birds.
It is conditionally speaking,, bird paradise "for about 280 species. The causes of many species number, many of which are endangered and rare are bio-geographic and ecological specificity and relative preservation of the eco-system.
In total 73 bird fauna species are nesting migratory birds, 18 species are regular visitors in autumn and spring, 45 species are regular winter guests and 12 species resides in the summer, not the nest, 90 species occasionally comes to the Skadar Lake.
On the lake and around it there are numerous forts.