Danube River Conservation Park
The river sediments of the Danube have formed several islands, which constantly change their shape, as the water keeps remodeling them. The islands of Vardim, Ciber, Persina (Belene) are inhabited by colinies of rare and endangered bird species. These islands are the home of herons, cormorants, black storks and other rare kinds. Here you can also find rare plant species such as willows, oaks, cypress swamp and other interesting plants.
Belene is the biggest Bulgarian island in the Danube River. Its swamps are the home of many fish and bird kinds, and its surface is covered by woods. You can visit the island on an organised boat trip from the Svishtov harbor. The island is a suitable place for bird watching.