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Dragoman Marsh

Sofia  >  Bulgaria

A 300 hectare big wetland with many birds, but limited access. 160 bird species have been identified here.

Added by Bert Mertens

Description

The Dragoman Marsh is unique in Bulgaria. The complex consists of limestone hills, with the depressions between them boasting biodiverse wetlands. It was declared a Ramsar site in 2011. The surrounding grasslands also contain many endemic and rare species. Among the birds you can see here are Great Bittern , Osprey , Purple Heron , Short-toed Snake Eagle , Long-legged Buzzard , Common Raven , Great Reed Warbler , White Stork

Details

Access

Parking is possible on the 8103. See the P on the map. The most easily accessible to the general public area is relatively small: only several hundred meters of wooden bridges serpent their way through the marsh. There is a small wooden watchtower.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Summer, Spring

Best time to visit

Summer, Autumn

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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