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.
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 HabitatWetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes, River, City/village
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer
Best time to visitSpring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
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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