Pomorie Lake (West)

Burgas Region  >  Bulgaria

Shallow hypersaline lake, one of the very good places to see Gull-billed Tern, Slender-billed Gull, Avocet, Kentish Plover, Collared Pratincole and other.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


Large coastal lake, partly used as salinas. Provides excellent conditions for breeding of Avocet, Kentish Plover, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Sandwich Tern and other. One of the easiest places to see Gull-billed Tern, Slender-billed Gull, Broad-billed Sandpiper and other specialities.



Stop near the Police check-point (not in use) at the place where the road from Pomorie toward North reaches the Road E87, park the car there and walk towards East till you will reach the bank of the lake.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Agriculture , Reedbeds , City/village


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

You can get more detailed information and birding advice from the Green Balkans Polmorie Lake Visitor Center (see the place Pomorie Lake (South)).

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