Special Protected Area (SPA) under the Birds Directive 79/409/EEC and the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC

With its strategic location on one of the major bird migration routes in Europe – the Via Pontica – Durankulak Lake is a haven for thousands of migratory birds passing each year on the way to their breeding territories or remaining to spend the winter. In winter the variety of waterfowl is incredible, but the top attraction is the flocks of many thousands of wild geese flying off the lake at sunrise. Along with the Greater white-fronted goose(Anser albifrons), big flocks are formed by the globally threatened Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis). This small goose with colorful plumage travels thousands of miles from the Siberian tundra and back, attracted by the tranquility, mild winters and large arable areas with suitable grain in Coastal Dobrudzha. Continue Reading →