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 HabitatMountain, Canyon, Scattered trees and bushes, Valley, River, City/village
ConditionsFlat, Mountainous, Hilly, Rocky
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer
Best time to visitSpring
RoutePaved road, Narrow trail, Unpaved road
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
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