Burshtyn Water Reservoir

View of the south-western part of the reservoir and Burshtyn thermal power station
A view of the pond for commercial fishery (in the background – Kuropatnyky Village).
A view of the north-eastern bank of the reservoir (in the background – country cottages, a forest, and Kasova Mountain (Halytskyi NNP).
Flocks of birds in winter.
Flocks of birds in winter.
Flocks of birds in winter.
Flocks of swans.

Burshtyn Water Reservoir

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  • Area: 
    1,260 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    49°13'N 24°39'E
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The Site is a reservoir constructed in 1965 to cool a thermal power plant. Because of its function, the Site’s water temperature is slightly higher than that of other water bodies in the region, preventing it from freezing during winter. This provides favourable conditions for foraging and wintering birds; the globally vulnerable common pochard (Aythya ferina) nests there in great numbers, while other species such as Mergus merganser, Bucephala clangula and Megellus albellus are found in internationally significant numbers. As of 2019, the construction was ongoing of an artificial island in the reservoir, which should provide more breeding and roosting areas for birds during migration periods. The Site is close to local towns and factories, and the main threats are overfishing and the impacts of its role in energy production.

Administrative region: 
Halych District, Ivano-Frankivsk Region

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Nature Park - Halytskyi
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