Mouth of Izvorska River

Burgas Region  >  Bulgaria

Marshy area surrounded by forested hilly terrain on the southern bank of Mandra Reservoir. Good place to see crakes, Purple Heron and White-tailed Eagle.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


The place where Izvorska River joins the Mandra Reservoir is shallow marsh with hilly slopes around, some covered with oak forest, other - with dry bushy grasslands and scattered trees. Marsh vegetation forms a belt also along the adjacent bay of the reservoir. Water Rail, Spotted Crake and Little Crake can be seen on the edge of the water vegetation. Other birds there are Garganey, Ferruginous Duck, White-tailed Eagle, Purple Heron and Squacco Heron, Pygmy Cormorant and other. During migration flocks of White Stork, Black Stork and birds of prey pass over the area.



Follow Road 7908 and stop next to the bridge between the villager of Tvarditsa and Dimchevo. There is plenty of space to park on the Eastern part of the bridge, from where one can walk.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Lake , River , Reedbeds


Flat , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

You can get more information and birding advices from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds' visitor centre Poda (see Poda Reserve) which is not far from the site.

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