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Autumn migration on Pomorie Lake

Sep. 01, 2022
At the start of this year's Pomorie Lake Conservation Camp, the autumn migration of birds is in full swing. The lagoon's waters are full of birds weary from the long flight, which find food and shelter within the confines of the beautiful lagoon. This is the period when the greatest variety of waders is usually reported - Godwits, Little-ringed and Kentish plovers, shanks and stints, shorebirds, numerous Black-headed and Mediterranean gulls, Stilts and Avocets. The lagoon is literally boiling with feathers and noise. A relatively dry summer also contributes to this, which is the reason for the low water level in the lake, which resembles the tidal zones along the ocean coasts - an ideal environment for most of the migratory shorebird species.

The migration of soaring birds is also in full swing and flocks of thousands of storks fill the skies over the lagoon daily. Along with them, the birds of prey go south too, so the interesting sightings are yet to come. During the last monitoring of the lagoon by our experts, flocks of a total of over 8,000 storks were registered.

Other interesting species were - Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata) and Eurasian whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), hundreds of Wood sandpipers (Tringa glareola), Black-tailed (Limosa limosa) and Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa laponica), Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus), Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) and many others.

We expect the southward flow of birds to intensify in the coming days as the migration process is in full swing. We also expect many new and interesting species to fly over the lake. Therefore, if you love birds and nature, if you want to spend a few days filled with migration, lye, feathers and bird noise, helping to restore birds’ habitats in the salt lagoon of Pomorie, combine the useful with the pleasant and welcoming to the Conservation Camp Pomorie Lake 2022! We are expecting you!