Sveti Nikola Steppe

Dobrich Region  >  Bulgaria

Stony steppe grasslands on the Black Sea coast, with scatterd bushes and small woodlands around. Good place to see Stone-curlew and other steppe birds.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


Sveti Nikola Steppe is an open place with easy access, especially when following the cart trucks. The steppe area allows good observations of Stone-curlew, Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Tawny Pipit, Lesser Grey Shrike, Hoopoe and other birds. During migration period, in spite of the dry character of the site, even Corn Crake use the shade of the bushes for shelter during the day. On the sea cliffs nearby Long-legged Buzzard breeds. Red-footed Falcon is another bird migrating through the area.



From the village of Sveti Nikola follow the road to South-East towards Russalka Resort and you will arrive at the place. It is possible to park near the road and to explore the area walking.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Plain , Steppe , Agriculture , Sea , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plateau


Rocky , Open landscape , Flat , Dry

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Summer , Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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