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A flock of over hundred flamingos at Pomorie Lake

A flock of over hundred flamingos at Pomorie Lake

02.11.2019
For almost two weeks, Pomorie Lake has become the subject of interest of a flock of flamingos, which has led to great joy and euphoria among the locals. The birds are about 150, divided into two flocks - adult and young birds.
Birds have found peace and security, and apparently food, in the quiet pools in the northern part of the lake, in the salt pans.
We recall that the flamingo is a "shy" and timid species, not particularly social, who avoids human presence and does not allow people close. Do not approach birds excessively, do not disturb them - stress and presence can drive them out of the lagoon.

This, of course, is the highest number of flamingos at Pomorie Lake ever. In recent years there has been an expansion of the range of the species to the north, and in 2017 nesting of several pairs in Ukraine was noted. One of the reasons for this is believed to be the global climate change. Another reason, particularly for the Pomorie Lake region, which we should be proud to point out, is the long-standing and dedicated efforts of the Green Balkans to preserve this paradise, one of the last remaining in the Central Coast region. Such results are a real consolation and show us that we are on the right track, that the sleepless nights and the great work were not in vain.

We remind that thanks to the efforts of specialists and volunteers of the Association, in order to protect rare and endangered species and habitats, Pomorie Lake and its adjoining territories have been declared a Protected Area under Bulgarian law (2001) and a Ramsar site within the meaning of the Ramsar Convention for the Protection of Ramsar wetlands and waterfowl. In 1998 Pomorie Lake was declared an Ornithologically Important Bird Area and since 2007 it has been formally incorporated by the Council of Ministers into the European Ecological Network Natura 2000 as a protected area under the EU Birds Directive and a protected area under the EU Habitats Directive.

It is in the interest of the society in general and the locals in particular that this unique and beautiful natural treasure, shaping the appearance and livelihood of the town for centuries, be preserved and bequeathed to future generations - untouched and full of life.

We are grateful to Liliana Vasileva who shared the first observation of birds!

For additional information:
Dimitar Popov, e-mail: dpopov@greenbalkans.org​