Poroy Reservoir

Burgas Region  >  Bulgaria

Open valley with the shallowest part of small reservoir, with oak forest on the slope. Good place to see Sombre Tit, Ruddy Shelduck and migrating raptors.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 8 October 2020


The area is a mosaic of shallow wetland, agriculture lands, natural oak forest, sandy banks and grasslands. The forest can produce Sombre Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker, while Syrian Woodpecker is possible in the near village of Poroy. The shallowest part of Poroy Reservoir is the place of occurence of Ruddy Shelduck, and during migration periods - of various waders. European Bee-eater breeds in the area, Hoopoe can be seen, too. The site is situated on one of the flyways with intensive migration (especially in autumn) of storks, pelicans and birds of prey.



Follow the Road 90622 towards Poroy Village and about 1,5 km before the village you will be near an oak forest. Here you can park the car and explore the woodland walking. Then you can continue and do some birding in the village itself. Later get to the easternmost part of the village, follow the cart truck towards the open valley to the North-East and you will arrive at the shallowest part of Poroy Resrvoir. You can leave the car near the truck and explore the site on foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Valley , City/village


Flat , Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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