One of the best areas to see in one place many species of raptors (including Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture and Black Vulture, Short-toed Snake Eagle, sometimes Imperial Eagle), Black Stork, Mediterrannean warblers (Sardinian Warbler, Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Eastern Orphean Warbler), Western Rock Nuthatch, Isabelline Wheatear and East Mediterrannean Wheatears, but also Little Egret, White-throated Dipper and other.
Visit to the area possible by own transport (public transport is limited), combined with walking.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Mountain, Canyon/cliff, Scattered trees and bushes, Valley, Lake, River, Agriculture, City/village
ConditionsHilly, Rocky, Dry
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn, Summer
Best time to visitSummer, Spring, Autumn
RouteUnpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
You can get useful information about the site at the BSPB - BirdLife Bulgaria Vulture Centre in Madzharovo, where you can be accomodated and make one-day trips to Studen Kladenets (accommodation at Studen Kladenets is very limited).
Entering your records into the free mobile application SmartBirds Pro https://smartbirds.org/ you will help Nature conservation in Bulgaria.