Konush Reservoir

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A small, open reservoir near Konush village, with beds of Typha, and a group of trees on its south bank, and surrounded by arable land. Land-uses include fish-farming, irrigation and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for migrating and wintering Phalacrocorax pygmeus, and supports one of the most important breeding colonies of Nycticorax nycticorax in Bulgaria.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main problems are the cutting-down of nesting trees at the colonies, the burning of reedbeds, hunting, and disturbance of nesting birds by people close to colonies.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Konush Reservoir. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.