Varna Region  >  Bulgaria

Marsh near Varna-Devnya Canal. An attractive place for wintering waterfowl. Great Bittern and Pygmy Cormorant, migration stop-over for waders and other.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


Small marsh on the southern bank of Varna-Devnya Canal, with water vegetation and grasslands and agricultural lands around. Attractive in winter time for Great Bittern, Tundra Swan ssp columbianus, Pygmy Cormorant and numbers of waterfowl species, including Smew, Common Pochard, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser and other. During migration periods storks and pelicans pass over the site, many wader species roost and feed in the marsh, including Marsh Sandpiper, Snipe, Common Greenshank, Spotted Redshank and other. During summer Purple Heron, Little Bittern, in some years - Ruddy Shelduck, Ferruginous Duck and other.



Follow the Road 9004 from Varna to Beloslav and on the highest part, at about 3 km before Beloslav one can see the marsh and stop there. There is enough place to park the car and later to watch from the panorama point there or to walk and explore the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Agriculture , Reedbeds , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , Hilly

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


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