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A record number of Dalmatian pelicans nest in the Peschina swamp

March 18, 2021  |  News

A record number of Dalmatian pelicans nest on the two wooden platforms in the Peschina swamp on the Persin Island. This was established during the regular monitoring by the experts from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and the Persina Nature Park Directorate. On March 12, the number of nesting pairs of Dalmatian pelicans in the Peschina swamp was 64, which is an absolute record compared to previous years.

Breeding season for the Dalmatian pelicans in Persina Nature Park has started

February 16, 2021  |  News

For the sixth consecutive year, the breeding season for the Dalmatian pelicans in Persina Nature Park has successfully started. In early February, during the regular monitoring of the marshes on the Persin Island, a team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and the Persina Nature Park Directorate found that for the first time the pelicans occupied all four wooden platforms built for them – 2 in the Peschina swamp and 1 in the Dead Marsh.

Help for the Dalmatian Pelicans on Persin Island

February 11, 2021  |  News

In January 2021, a joint team of experts from the Persina Nature Park Directorate and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) managed to carry out a number of activities related to improvment the nesting conditions of the protected Dalmatian pelican on Persin Island.

Dalmatian Pelican winter counts

January 20, 2021  |  News

During 12-14 of December 2020, 567 Dalmatian pelicans have been counted in their preferred wintering areas in southern Romania. An additional 62 birds have also been recorded in the Danube Delta, in Maliuc area and close to Sulina. Adding to this number, a total of 812 DPs have been recorded by our colleagues in Bulgaria south of the Danube and along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

Highlights of the year 2020

December 30, 2020  |  News

With the year 2020 coming to the end, we are happy to share with you the year highlights of the rewilding efforts for Dalmatian pelican comeback along the Black-Sea Mediterranean Flyway. As the Dalmatian pelican is the ambassador of healthy wetlands, other species and the whole ecosystem will also benefit in the long run.

The Dalmatian pelican breeding population in Romania became larger in 2020

October 28, 2020  |  News

The breeding population of the Dalmatian pelicans in Romania has been assessed this year on Lake Tasaul and in the Danube Delta and its lagoon area. Monitoring activities are coordinated by the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR), which is a partner of the pan-European “Pelican way of LIFE” project.

Behind the scenes: how to find and photograph a Dalmatian pelican

October 15, 2020  |  News

At the end of May, a field expedition organized by Rewilding Ukraine to conduct scientific counts of the Dalmatian pelican and a photo mission took place in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta, as part of the “Pelican Way of LIFE” project. The counts were conducted by Maxim Yakovlev, an ornithologist at the Danube Biosphere Reserve, who has been photographing nature and the inhabitants of this picturesque region for more than 15 years. He was assisted by zoologist Alexander Gaidash.

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