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Lakatnik

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

Description

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.

Details

Access

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, Scattered trees and bushes, Valley, River, City/village

Conditions

Flat, Mountainous, Hilly, Rocky

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Summer

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road, Narrow trail, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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