Largest Bulgarian natural lake, surrounded by asphalt roads and with easy access at most of the banks. Northern bank is one of the best places to see White-headed Duck and Great Bittern in winter time, but also big variety of waterfowl, including Red-breasted Goose, Smew, Common Pochard, Common Goldeneye and other. During migration enormous flocks of Great White Pelican can be observed, together with the three species of 'marsh' terns, herons and egrets, and other. In summer time Little Bittern, Cetti's Warbler, Penduline Tit and other passerines possible.
You have to get to Krayezerna roundabout (Burgas industrial zone) and turn to the West, where there are suitable places to park close to the northern bank of the lake. Then walk to the places where birds in the lake are visible from. Very productive site can be the bank close to the water treatment plant.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Reedbeds, City/village
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Autumn migration, Spring migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
You can get more detailed and actual information about the site at the BSPB - BirdLife Centre Poda (see Poda Reserve birding place) which is open all year round.
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