Flamingo watching on Lake Karakol in Mangystau
Ornithological tours to Mangystau
Lake Karakol, an artificial reservoir, the lake appeared here in 1967 as a result of the discharge of water from local enterprises that were here at that time. As a result of the discharge of industrial water, Lake Karakol was formed, which eventually became home to many birds that chose this place. Birds nest in the lake in the coastal zone, where reeds grew at one time and created favorable conditions for nesting birds. Warm water from enterprises is still discharged into Lake Karakol, which prevents the lake from freezing in winter, which also has a beneficial effect on birds wintering here.
Karakol Lake on Mangystau – how to get there
Lake Karakol is located in the Mangystau region in Kazakhstan, the lake is located on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea. The distance from Aktau to Lake Karakol is 10 kilometers. GPS coordinates of Lake Karakol: 43°32'06" N 51°18'30" E
Karakol Lake – information for tourists
Pink flamingos can be observed on Lake Karakol, pink flamingos are a local attraction. These beautiful birds come to the lakes during their flight and rest on the lake. Lake Karakol is visited by 80 species of birds, 21 species of these birds are listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. Lake Karakol and its surrounding area is protected and is a nature reserve, part of the Karagie-Karakol State Ecological Reserve. On the lake you can observe such birds as swans, pelicans, flamingos, herons, owls, etc. Lake Karakol is an ornithological place, here it is necessary to observe the rules not to frighten birds, not to hunt and not to pollute the surrounding area.
Lake Karakol, Mangyshlak