These days, 23 birds of the species Greater flamingo arrived as guests of the Sandwich terns' colony in Pomorie Lake. The birds pleasantly surprised our experts, who regularly monitor the colony. They were observed resting on the island in front of the Salt Museum, which was built with the help of the association's volunteers. Bringing color and beauty, the birds in turn have benefited from the peace and quiet in the lagoon area.
For the fifteenth time in a row Community Centre “Prosveta 1909" in Belozem, Municipality of Rakovski, the Council of Belozem, Primary School Geo Milev and Green Balkans NGOs will host the White Stork Festival.
The official opening is on 15th May (Saturday), 2021 at 10 am at the White Stork Park, Belozem, Municipality of Rakovski.
At the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans, the breeding season is in full swing.
At the aviaries and the incubators, there are currently around 123 eggs and 12 hatchlings from 8 different bird species – Saker falcons, Bearded vultures, Cinereous vultures, Eastern imperial eagles, Lesser kestrels, Common kestrels, Barn – owls, Little owls.
Some of the breeding couples here, like for example the Eastern imperial eagles, are part of projects intended to help the species in the wild. Others, like the vultures and the Lesser kestrels, are part of activities focused on the recovery of extinct species.
However, there are also birds tasked with being foster parents to wild orphans, who have been received at the baby sector of the Centre. Such are the owls, the Common kestrels, and the little owls. Those are birds that had gone through treatment in the infirmary of The Rescue Centre but have permanent injuries which prevent them from living in the wild. Those birds do not only breed here but are also given the task to become foster families to the dozens of hatchlings who every year lose their families in the wild and end up with us.
The season has just begun and here the things are getting intense, but at the same time pretty interesting.
Of course, we will have many other occasions to boast about our new bird families, laid eggs, and hatchlings!
Spring came to Pomorie Lake and with it began the interesting observations in this such a valuable salt lagoon. Along with the increased migration of thousands of birds moving north to their nesting habitats, the nesting season in the lake has begun. Courtship behavior, occupation of territory, brooding behaviour and many songs - this is the spring picture here.