The ponds are on the Armenian side of the Araks River with mountains on either side. There is open water, reed beds and grassed areas with some derelict buildings.
Vehicular approach from the M-2 road south of Yerevan. Rail tracks impede vehicles with low clearance. On the site, there are footpaths between the ponds, sometimes muddy.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Valley, River, Reedbeds
ConditionsSwampy, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring
RouteUnpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
This is not a nature reserve and local peermission may be needed. Local guide advantageous.