Birding Sarajevo or the sentimental journey home

10,000 Birds

Yet, Bosnia and Herzegovina was the very heartland of former Yugoslavia, with Sarajevo in its geographical centre. My friend is an ornithologist at the National Museum, Bosnia’s biggest and best-endowed museum of ancient and, especially, natural history. Before heading higher, above the tree-line, I asked our landlord if there were any minefields to be aware of. Bosnian birders often bitterly joke that the only truly protected reserves in the country are minefields.

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