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Mandra Dam

Burgas Region  >  Bulgaria

The dam overflow of Mandra Reservoir, which attracts high number of birds from the wetlands around and holds some interesting breeding species.

Added by Petar Iankov

Description

The southern part of the dam of Mandra Reservoir near Burgas City, where the water from the reservoir flows into the brakish part of the wetland complex is very interesting for bird watching. The abundance of fish and other sources of food attract big numbers of birds of many species all year round. Birds are adapted to some extent to the human presence, which allows good views of some usually shy species. Dalmatian Pelican and Great White Pelican, Glossy Ibis, several species of herons and egrets, including Cattle Egret can be observed. In some years Collared Pratincole breed in the fields around and can provide very good view.

Details

Access

From the side of Burgas City you can take the road to Tvarditsa through Meden Rudnik Estate. Enough parking space exists in the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain, Lake, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, Reedbeds, City/village

Conditions

Flat, Hilly

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer, Autumn migration, Spring migration, Winter

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

You can turn to the nearby situated Poda Centre (see Poda Reserve birding site) for actual information and details about how to make your birding most successful.

Entering your records into the free mobile application SmartBirds Pro https://smartbirds.org/ you will help Nature conservation in Bulgaria.

Birdingplaces Near

Poda Reserve

Mouth of Izvorska River

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Map

Top 5 birds

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