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karte.jpgBurgas is one of the few European cities surrounded by wetlands of international importance for birds. Atanasovsko Lake, Burgas Lake and Mandra Dam Lake provide suitable nesting sites for a number of rare European bird species.

One of the main migration routes, known as the Via Pontica, passes over Burgas and the birds using it add to the magnificent natural spectacle. More than 300 000 white storks and about 30 species of birds of prey may be observed during autumn migration.

Poda protected area is to the South of Burgas. It is one of the few places in Burgas where more than 259 bird species may be seen in a relatively small area of 100 ha.

The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds drew up a Management Plan for Poda PA, built up a centre where a large scale of environmental, educational and information activities are focused.

Since its completion the Centre at Poda has become a great attraction for many nature lovers from

Bulgaria and many other countries. Visitors may admire the reserve and see its birds from elevated

terraces and there are nature trails for those who wish to explore the area further.

Why not visit Poda yourself?

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Policemen help the BSPB managed Poda Protected Site near Burgas

Policemen help the BSPB managed Poda Protected Site near Burgas

Unustable old bird hide at the BSPB managed Poda Protected Site near Burgas was removed with the help of policemen from the Trade Union Federation of the employees in the Ministry of Interior (TUFEMI). Because of the possibility this old construction to injure somebody from the visitors of the Protected Site, the employees of the BSPB PODA Conservation Centre organised its removal. After the last storms and heavy rains the hide become even more dangerous. Several visits were paid to clarify whether the work for removing it would not be disturbing for the birds around. They showed lack of such risk which was confirmed during the working process itself. On one of the pictures one can see...