On the coast of the Black Sea close to the city of Odessa, this site is the former delta of the Tiligul river and a haven for a variety of wetland birds.
The habitats include freshwater streams and brackish and saltwater lagoons, reed islands and saltmarsh with associated areas of steppe scrub.
The delta has a good range of passerines including Crested Lark and Calandra Lark, Citrine Wagtail and Tawny Pipit with Red-breasted Flycatcher, European Pied Flycatcher and Collared Flycatcher on passage.
Birds you can see here include:
Great White Pelican, Glossy Ibis, Squacco Heron, Great White Egret, Mute Swan, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Lesser Kestrel, Red-footed Falcon, Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Caspian Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Common Tern, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, White-winged Black Tern, Collared Pratincole, Little Stint, Temminck's Stint, Dunlin, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, European Bee-eater, European Roller, Eurasian Hoopoe, Calandra Lark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Tawny Pipit, Red-throated Pipit, Black-headed Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, Pied Wheatear, Common Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Collared Flycatcher, European Pied Flycatcher
History and Use
Areas of Interest
Access and Facilities
Tiligul Liman is situated about 35km east of Odessa between the Odessa-Nikolaev road and the coast. The city has a wide range of accommodation and car-hire facilities. There are also good air connections with the rest of Europe and Odessa can also be reached by boat from Istanbul.
Content and images originally posted by Steve