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

February 16, 2021

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.

Currently, pelicans are actively copulating and forming their nests on the platforms. Our team counted nearly 70 birds in the two nesting colonies in the Persina marsh Maintained Reserve.

The season for Dalmatian pelicans in Srebarna Lake has also started successfully. During the regular monitoring in mid-February, carried out by BSPB, our team observed 108 birds around the platforms.

In the coming weeks and months, we will regularly monitor the nesting colonies of Dalmatian pelicans in Bulgaria. We wish them a very successful breeding season!

The conservation activities of the Dalmatian Pelican are carried out in the framework of the “Pelican Way of LIFE” project (LIFE18/NAT/NL/000716), funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union and with the assistance of the Whitley Fund for Nature.

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