Konush Reservoir

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2005)
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Area: 38 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (2000 baseline)
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Konush Reservoir. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.