Popasul Păsărilor Sânpaul
The Natural Reserve "Popasul Păsărilor de la Sânpaul” covers 10 hectares and, as its name implies, is a protected natural area of interest, being included in the special Birds Directive protection area Homorad Hills, a site belonging to the European ecological network Natura 2000.
"Popasul Păsărilor” was declared a natural area in the desire to protect and conserve the migratory and nesting birds. At the same time, emphasis is also placed on preserving the local flora and fauna and on preserving the diversity of the wet habitats.
"Popasul Păsărilor” Sânpaul's is a wetland area with ponds and puddles, with hydrophobic plant species (reed). It provides food and nesting conditions for migratory bird species; some of which are protected at European level or on the IUCN red list.
More than 260 bird species have been observed in the ornithological reserve, and such a high concentration of species in such a small area is a rarity in Europe. More than 70 species of birds nest here (most are protected by law). Among the most important bird species we can mention: the great bittern Botaurus stellaris, the great egret Egreta alba, the purple heron Ardea purpurea, the black stork Ciconia nigra, the ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca, the western marsh harrier ( Circus aeruginosus) or the northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).
Note that bird photography can be done only from observatories, while sport fishing can be done in the designated areas.
Text and photo sources: http://www.cesavezi.ro/; http://informatiahr.ro; https://pensiuniharghitene.ro
Video source: https://www.youtube.com/Lucian Ionescu