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

Added* by Emilian Stoynov
Most recent update 10 January 2022


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 Eurasian 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.



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


Mountainous , Rocky , Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring migration , Spring , Autumn , Autumn migration


Unpaved road , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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