Price per person: upon request only
Duration: 1 day (9 am – 6 pm)
Best period: April – October
Trip style: Bird-watching and botany guided by an ornithologist
Technical difficulty: Easy walk
Transport: Transfers by private transport
Meals: Not included
The Dragoman marsh is the biggest natural karst wetland in Bulgaria and it is of paramount importance for guarding of the natural habitats and biodiversity in Bulgaria. The limestone hills of Chepun and Tri Ushi are also a natural botanical garden, with lots of Balkan and Bulgarian endemics.
The area is a part of the migratory way Via Aristotelis with more than 200 bird species.
We are offering you to see this area and according to your particular interests and time of visit to observe the following species:
In this area can be observed both waterbirds and birds, inhabiting the steep rocky slopes and the steppes around. At the Dragoman marsh and the others, wetlands nest Ferruginous Duck, Pochard, Bittern, Little Bittern, White and Black Storks, Purple Heron, Great and Little Egret. The limestone hills give shelter to Short-toed Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, Ortolan, Rock, Cirl and Black-headed Buntings, Isabelline Wheatear, Lesser Grey and Red-backed Shrikes, Short-toed, Calandra Larks, Rock trush etc.
During the migration (spring and autumn) the diversity of birds species is even bigger because of the migratory way Via Aristotelis.
Here you can find lots of Balkan and Bulgarian endemics: Tulipa urumoffii, Edraianthus serbicus, Astragalus wilmottianus, Minuartia bulgarica Iris reichenbachii etc., other interesting plants: Amygdalus nana, Paeonia peregrina, Paeonia tenuifolia, Digitalis grandiflora Asphodelus albus, and different orchids like Himantoglosum carpinum, Orchis purpurea.
In the meadows are blooming Iris pseudacorus, Fritillaria meleagroides, Viola pumilla and others.
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