Shabla Lake

Dobrich Region  >  Bulgaria

Coastal wetland complex of larger lake with reed-beds and smaller salt lagoon (Shabla Tuzla), one of the main wintering areas of Red-breasted Goose.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


The wetland complex and adjacent territories are a mosaic of different habitats supporting interesting bird species all year round. One of the main wintering sites for Red-breasted Goose and one of the few in Europe breeding sites of Paddyfield Warbler. Shabla Tuzla is important stop-over site for many migrating birds and especially for waders. In winter time White-headed Duck can be found there, and with some luck - Little Bustard, Saker Falcon and other interesting species. You can observe the wintering geese from the road according to the places they land for feeding in the crop fields.



From the town of Shabla take the road 901 ti the East and 500 m after the town turn to the North-East and when reaching Camping Dobrudzha, turn to the South and will reach the Shabla Tuzla. It is possible to park the car there and make a walk. Sea-watcing possible from the Camping Dobrudzha.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Steppe , Lake , Beach , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Sea , Dunes , Reedbeds , City/village


Flat , Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Beware birdwatching platforms can be not in good condition.

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