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Kardzhali Heronry

Kardzhali Region  >  Bulgaria

Urban colony of Little Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Pygmy Cormorant and other birds within the town of Kardzhali with very easy birding possibilities.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020

Description

The colony is situated in the river bed of Arda next to one of the biggest bridges in the town of Kardzhali. Nests can be seen from the bridge with no disturbance for the birds. In some years Glossy Ibis has been recorded. Little Bittern breeds there in good numbers and can be easily seen flying below the observers. Numbers of passerine species including Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and Great Reed Warbler, Penduline Tit and other also occur there. Pallid Swift can be observed around the buildings next to the bridge.

Details

Access

You can park the car around the Arpezos Hotel to the East of the bridge with the colony and walk to the bridge.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Scattered trees and bushes , River , City/village

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

You can have more detailed infromation from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds - BirdLife Bulgaria Vulture Centre in Madzharovo.

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