Studen Kladenets

Haskovo Region  >  Bulgaria

Rocky gorge of the Arda River with cliffs, bushy areas on stony slopes and different wetlands, including streams and a reservoir.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


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 Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Mountain , Canyon/cliff , Scattered trees and bushes , Valley , Lake , River , Agriculture , City/village


Hilly , Rocky , Dry

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring , Autumn


Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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.


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