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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

Description

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 GooseSmewCommon PochardCommon 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 BitternCetti's WarblerPenduline Tit and other passerines possible.

Details

Access

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

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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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Birdingplaces Near

Poda Reserve

Atanasovsko Lake 

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