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Armash Fishponds

Ararat  >  Armenia

Ancient fishponds in an otherwise arid area attract a wide range of bird species, aided by its location in a major flyway. An Important Bird Area.

Added by Axel Kirby

Description

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.

Details

Access

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 Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Valley, River, Reedbeds

Conditions

Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

This is not a nature reserve and local peermission may be needed. Local guide advantageous.

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