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Lake Sevan/Jails Island

Gegharkunik  >  Armenia

This is a flat peninsular in Lake Sevan. Most of it is drained beach, home to several local bird species.

Added* by Axel Kirby
Most recent update 15 February 2020

Description

This is an excellent place to see Armenian Gull and White-winged Tern , plus several other water bird species.

Details

Access

The site is adjacent to the M10 main road and there is easy access for motor vehicles; parking is allowed without restriction. Movement around the site can be on foot, or by cycle or motor vehicle.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Lake , Beach , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat , Dry , Swampy , Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Route

Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

During Soviet times, the lake was deliberately lowered by several metres, which explains the beach like appearance of much of the site.

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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