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Liepāja sits on a string of land between the Baltic Sea and the lagoon-type Lake Liepāja, formed by the receding sea. Liepāja is well suited for birdwatching almost all year round, and thanks to its mild maritime climate, birdwatchers often find it attractive even in winter.

Lake Liepāja and the surrounding wet meadows are a “Natura 2000” nature protected area of European importance due to their bird nesting and migration value. Here you will find 27 nesting, 10 wintering and 50 species of particularly protected migratory birds.

The Southern Breakwater is the best place for birdwatching in winter, as waterbirds tend to flock to it. Rare wintering bird species such as the common pied oystercatcher and the rock pipit have been spotted here.

Both Lake Liepāja and the beach are accessible on foot from the city centre.
After a busy outdoor day, take a break in one of Liepāja’s comfortable accommodation options, and enjoy a mouthwatering meal in one of the great choice of restaurants and cafés. Live it up in the city’s cultural heritage, charming bystreets, and abundant selection of events.