Poda Protected Site
Poda Lagoon was declared as Protected Site in 1989 and under proposal of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife Bulgaria (BSPB). and it was oficially assigned to BSPB for management.
Besides the extraordinary bird diversity, Poda shelters the only mixed colony along the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast of the Eurasian Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Pygmy Cormorant, Night, Purple, Grey and Squacco Herons and Little Egret. The international importance of Poda is recognised by its designation as an Important Bird Area, Natura 2000 Site and Ramsar Site.
BSPB efforts in preserving Poda were acknowledged by the first for Bulgaria National Award of the Henry Ford Conservation Awards and by the Diploma of the Association of the German Tour Operators.
Poda Protected Site is one of the very few sites in Europe, where 284 bird species have been recorded at just 1 square kilometer.
The Protected Site is situated near to the southern edge of Burgas, to the North of Kraymorie Estate and to the East of the road from Burgas to Sozopol (E87).
Visit us to enjoy the extraordinary bird diversity!
Come to us and you will come back!