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Karnobat Hills

Burgas Region  >  Bulgaria

Open hilly area with pastures, stone quarries, arable lands and small wetlands, providing conditions for Imperial EagleEurasian Eagle OwlRosy Starlingand other.

Added by Petar Iankov

Description

The area to the south of Karnobat is a mosaic of habitats, providing good conditions for variety of interesting birds. Open stony pastures are inhabited by European ground squirrel, which attracts Imperial Eagle and Lesser Spotted Eagle, sometimes Saker Falcon and and Steppe Eagle. The holes of the rodents are used for nesting by Isabelline Wheatear. Several stone quarries are breeding places for Eurasian Eagle Owl, Black-eared Wheatear and Northern Wheatear, and in some years - by numerous colonies of Rosy Starling. At some of the small pools in the area Ruddy Shelduck can be observed.

Details

Access

You can come to the area from the side of the A1 motorway and take the Road 795 to the North, but also following Road 6 and driving South from the town of Karnobat. There are many suitable places to park near the road and to explore the area on foot. 

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Plain, Steppe, Agriculture, Grassland, Plateau, City/village

Conditions

Hilly, Dry, Rocky, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn, Summer

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

You can obtain more information and birding advices from the BSPB Centre Poda (see birding place Poda Reserve), which is open all year round.

Entering your records into the free mobile application SmartBirds Pro https://smartbirds.org/ you will help Nature conservation in Bulgaria.

Links

Birdingplaces Near

Poda Reserve

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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