Dolna Kula

Kardzhali Region  >  Bulgaria

Stony slopes of Krumovitsa River valley with cliffs, scattered bushes and trees, sandy river-bed and agriculture fields, supporting number of southern species.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


Very good mosaic of different habitats, providing suitable conditions for big variety of birds of different groups. Traditional and nature friendly agriculture practices allowed presence of birds as European Roller, Hoopoe, Lesser Grey Shrike, Little Owl and other. The cliffs on the slopes provide nesting sites to the Western Rock Nuthatch, Black Stork, Common Raven and other. On the stony and bushy slopes Chukar, Black-eared Wheatear, Olive-tree Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Sardinian Warbler and Eastern Orphean Warbler can be seen. Levant Sparrowhawk keeps to the tree belts along the river, where Eurasian Hobby can be observed, too. White Stork nests in the little hamlets in the area are nesting sites of the Spanish Sparrow.



Drive North from the village of Gorna Kula on the road 50909 and along the Krumovitsa River and explore the different parts of the valley till the village of Dolna Kula, where are the cliffs with most of the birds to be seen.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Valley , River , Agriculture , City/village


Flat , Hilly , Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit



Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

You can get more information about the place at the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds - BirdLife Bulgaria's Vulture Centre in Madzharovo.

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