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Kotel

Sliven  >  Bulgaria

Near the village of Kotel this feeding site for vultures is a great spot to see Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture and Egyptian Vulture, but also many raptors.

Added* by Emilian Stoynov
Most recent update 10 January 2022

Description

In the hills above the village of Kotel this is an excellent spot to observe vultures and other birds of prey in flight and perching. Among the birds you can encounter are Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, European Honey-buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, White-tailed Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Booted Eagle, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle and Golden Eagle.

Details

Access

From the village of Kotel drive north towards the village of Ticha. After about 3.5 km you will find a dirt road on the right that you have to enter, the point is marked with a star on the map. From the exit it is about 1.3 km on the dirt road to the vulture feeding spot.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain , Canyon/cliff , Steppe , Grassland , Forest

Conditions

Mountainous , Rocky , Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring migration , Spring , Autumn , Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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