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After 18 years Pygmy Cormorants nest at Bourgas lakes again

07/19/2010
After 18 years the globally threatened species Pygmy Cormorant nests at the Bourgas lakes again. Nowadays only 19 pairs of Pygmy Cormorant breed here. 15 of them are part of the colony of Common Spoonbills, Glossy Ibises and Common Egrets inhabiting the protected area “Poda”. The other four pairs nest at the Northwestern part of Vaya Lake. In 1992 at the Bourgas lakes nested 20-30 pairs of the species and back in 1973-1975 only in Vaya Lake nested about 200 pairs of Pygmy Cormorant. After that their number decreased significantly. more»

Over 100 Dalmatian Pelicans use the Bourgas lakes for feeding and resting

06/17/2010
At the moment over 100 Dalmatian Pelicans use the Bourgas lakes for feeding and resting, as it was observed by experts of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB). The regular monitoring of the lakes is part of the activities of the LIFE+ project “Life for the Bourgas lakes”, financed by the EU. more»

Cleaning of the Protected Area “Poda” organized by Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and Bourgas Municipality

06/02/2010
Cleaning of the Protected Area “Poda” is organized by Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and Bourgas Municipality. It is dedicated to World Environment Day. The event will take place in the Protected Area (near the road Bourgas – Sozopol) on June 5 (Saturday). Everyone who cares about the condition of our nature and wants to become part of the event is welcomed to join us for positive actions. more»

Over 100 participants in the first round of “Ornithological Olympics”, organized by BSPB

05/19/2010
Over 100 students from the secondary schools of Bourgas region will participate in the first round of the traditional “Ornithological Olympics”, organized by Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB). This week they will compete for classification to the second round, which will take place in Nature Conservation Center “Poda” in June. In order to succeed, the students should answer correctly 15 questions about biology and ecology of the birds, inhabiting the Bourgas lakes. The participants should also identify two characteristic for the lakes bird species and to write down something about them. more»

Students form Bourgas and the region will compete in the traditional ornithological competition, organized by BSPB

05/03/2010
Students form Bourgas and the region will compete in the traditional ornithological competition, organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection f Birds (BSPB). Known as “Ornithological Olympics”, the competition will be organized for twelfth time in our country with the support of the Regional Inspectorates of Education. Last several years students form primary and secondary schools not only from Bourgas region, but also from Varna, Haskovo and Kardzgali regions took part in the iniciative. more»

Rare bird for the Bulgarian nature observed at the Bourgas lake

04/28/2010
Rare bird species was observed at the Bourgas Lake by experts and volunteers of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds. The floods near the protected area Vaya sheltered the rare for Bulgaria bird Cattle Egret. Single representative of the species was registered during the regular monitoring of the water birds, inhabiting the Bourgas Lakes. The floods are attractive feeding areas for other bird species, such as migrating Grey Herons, Great Egrets, Common Spoonbills and Ibises. more»

BSPB starts its second LIFE+ project

03/22/2010
Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) starts its second LIFE+ project called “Life for the Bourgas Lakes”. It will be implemented on the territory of Bourgas municipality during the next four years.
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