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Zimevitsa

Sofia Region  >  Bulgaria

Open mountain pastures and meadows in hilly area with cliffs and woodland patches. Good place to see Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Corn Crakeand other.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020

Description

Very specific open mountain habitat of gentle hills and depressions ('ponors'), with limestone cliffs, providing nesting places for Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Long-legged Buzzard, Common Raven and other. With some luck Eagle Owl and Yellow-billed Chough can be seen, too. Wet meadows are inhabited by Corn Crake, Common Quail and other. In the woodlands Yellowhammer, Tree Pipit and other forest birds are possible.

Details

Access

From Bov Village leave the Road 16 towards villages of Zasele, where you can park the car and explore the area. Follow afterwards the same road to Zimevitsa Village, where you can leave the car and explore the area to the West of the village following the unpaved road.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Plain , Mountain , Canyon/cliff , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plateau , Valley , City/village

Conditions

Flat , Hilly , Rocky , Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

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