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Endangered bird died in collision with power line near Vaya Lake 01/08/2014

One bird of the globally threatened Red-breasted Geese died in collision with power line near Vaya Lake close to quarter Dolno Ezerovo. Seven Greater White-fronted Geese were found dead at the same place.
The dead birds were spotted y hunters from hunters’ society “Lebed” in Bourgas. They immediately called Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB). The examination of the bodies revealed serious injuries caused by the collision.
A month ago on the same location during the regular monitoring for potentially dangerous power lines and pylons the BSPB team of the project “Life for the Bourgas Lakes” found 21 dead Pelicans. 20 of them were Great White Pelicans and one was globally threatened Dalmatian Pelican. Most probably the birds died in September during autumn migration.
In August 2012 BSPB and regional electricity company insulated with special plastic insulators 20 electric pylons near Atanassovsko Lake. Thus the pylons became absolutely harmless for the birds. In summer and autumn on 40 electric pylons were installed 760 diverters. The total length of the insulated power lines is 7,5 km.
The dead birds found near Bourgas Lakes points out that the danger of collisions with power lines along migratory route Via Pontica still remains.
BSPB informed Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Waters – Bourgas about the dead of globally threatened bird species like Red-breasted Goose, Dalmatian and Great White Pelicans and contacted the electricity company with prposla for insulation of the dangerous electrical infrastructure.