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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»