Burgas (Vaya) Lake North

Burgas Region  >  Bulgaria

Shallow coastal brakish lake near Burgas City, with reed-beds along the banks and with very rich bird fauna especially in winter and during migration periods.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


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 Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Reedbeds , City/village



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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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