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.
The site is important for migrating and wintering Phalacrocorax pygmeus
, and supports one of the most important breeding colonies of Nycticorax nycticorax
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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Konush Reservoir. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/konush-reservoir-iba-bulgaria on 01/10/2023.