Sofia Region  >  Bulgaria

Deep gorge of Iskar River with cliffs, streams and scattered trees and bushes on the slopes. Easy place to see Black Stork and Long-legged Buzzard.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


The Iskar Gorge near Lakatnik is a pictoresque place and good for some interesting birds as Alpine Swift, Peregrine Falcon, Long-legged Buzzard and rock-nesting Black Stork. Other birds of interest are White-throated Dipper, which inhabits the stream next to the small road caffee, Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Black Redstart and other.



Following Road 16 from Sofia to Vratsa you will reach a small road caffee against the village of Lakatnik. This is the place to park and walk around and watch birds. You can move with the car on the roads in the area and explore additional sites as shown on the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain , Canyon/cliff , Scattered trees and bushes , Valley , River , City/village


Flat , Mountainous , Hilly , Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit



Paved road , Narrow trail , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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