A new study has identified suitable habitat in the Netherlands and Flanders that could support at least 250 breeding pairs of Dalmatian pelicans once again. The findings highlight the growing potential for a reintroduction after an absence of over 500 years.
After a team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) marked a Dalmatian pelican in Atanasovsko Lake with a satellite transmitter in February, a Great white pelican was successfully trapped and tagged on September 15 in the area of Lake Burgas. Both activities are pilot for Bulgaria.
From 21 to 29 of August 2021 nature conservation brigade “Atanasovsko lake” gathered nearly 50 volunteers for the 32nd time. Its main goal was to help providing a better nesting environment for the birds in the area by maintaining and repairing the existing infrastructure.
Successful breeding season for Dalmatian pelicans in “Persina” nature park and protected area “Kalimok – Brashlen”
For the sixth year in a row Dalmatian pelicans nesting in Persina Nature Park had a successful breeding season. It is completely delightful that in 2021 the pelicans occupied all three wooden platforms build for them in the marshes on Persin Island. 64 pairs of Dalmatian pelicans occupied the two platforms in Peschina swamp and raised successfully 80 young birds. The third platform in Dead Marsh marsh was occupied by 24 pairs of pelicans which raised 25 young birds.
The Return of the Pelicans – the topic of the first edition of the “Festival of the Dalmatian Pelican”
The first nature protection festival dedicated to the Dalmatian Pelican, organized by Persina Nature Park Directorate, has passed. The event took place on July 2 and 3 in front of the Visitor Centre of the park with a rich and interesting program.
In early June, two artificial breeding platforms for Dalmatian pelicans were installed in the Danube Biosphere Reserve in Ukraine as part of the “Pelican Way of LIFE” project.
During the fourth Southeastern European Pelican Census simultaneous measures were taken in many European countries to count two globally endangered species – Great white and Dalmatian pelicans. In Ukraine the counts took place on May 15-21 as part of the “Pelican Way of LIFE” project, being implemented in our country by Rewilding Ukraine in cooperation with the Danube Biosphere Reserve (DBR).
The fourth Southeastern European Pelican Census took place on 15th May 2021. It aimed at gathering information about the number and distribution of the endangered species Pelecanus crispus (Dalmatian pelican) and Pelecanus onocrotalus (Great white pelican) in the region. The event was organized within the project “Pelican Way of LIFE” and was coordinated by the … Continued
A new nesting colony of the endangered Dalmatian pelican has been settled in Bulgaria. The birds occupied the artificial island in Nature 2000 area “Kalimok Complex“ near the city of Tutrakan. This is the third nesting colony of the species in Bulgaria in addition to those in Serbarna lake and Persin island (Belene).