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Durankulak Lake

Dobrich Region  >  Bulgaria

Natural coastal lake with reed-beds and surrounded by sandy beach and agriculture lands. Best place to see Paddyfield Warbler and wintering Red-breasted Goose.

Added by Petar Iankov

Description

The area provides good mixture of habitats, including coastal lake with extensive reed-beds, sandy beach and dunes, arable lands and stony steppe grasslands, small forested and bushy areas and villages. In summer time it is an easy place to observe Paddyfield WarblerCollared PratincolePurple Heron and number of waterfowl species, including Ferruginous Duck. Good variety of bird species can be seen during the migration period, including Glossy IbisEurasian Spoonbill, the three species of 'marsh' terns, and other. The lake is one of the main wintering areas of Red-breasted Goose, big number of other waterfowl, including Lesser White-fronted Goose and other. Durankulak Lake is the best place in Bulgaria, where there is some chance in winter time to see Great Bustard and Little Bustard.

Details

Access

From Durankulak village drive North and 300 m after the village turn East toward the Camping Kosmos on the beach (3 km from Durankulak). You can park there and walk along the beach and the lake. The Red-breasted Goose can be observed from the roads around Durankulak, depending the specific flight corridor between the roosting site in the lake and the arable fields around.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain, Steppe, Lake, Beach, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, Dunes, Reedbeds, City/village

Conditions

Flat, Sandy, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Summer

Route

Unpaved road, Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

There is a watch platform established by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds - BirdLife Bulgaria, but it is closed to prevent its use by poachers. Nevertheless, from its staircase it is possible to observe the take-off of the geese or the birds in the lake.

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