Lake Kerkini is a great place to photo Dalmatian Pelicans in breeding plumage. During this trip I had the privilige to have
Photos from the Dalmatian Pelican workshop at Lake Kerkini in Greece
You will find photos from my Dalmatian Pelican workshop at Lake Kerkini in this photo album.
Lake Kerkini is an artificial water reservoir that was created in 1932. It was redeveloped in 1980, on the site of what was previously an extremely extensive marshland. The lake is ranked as one of the premier birding site in Greece. Situated along the migratory flyway for migratory birds en route to the Aegean Sea, the Balkan region, the Black Sea, the Hungarian steppes and beyond. It is really a hot spot if you want to experience bird migration in Greece.
This wonderful biosphere is recouped by the International Convention of Ramsar and presents numerous admirable elements. Thousands of birds, both rare and protected, riverside forests, water-lilies in a large area, fish variety and fantastic panoramic view from the mountains of Belasica and Krousia give it a characteristic tone. The lake actually hosts 227 kinds of birds, especially non-migrants. 76 of them are recorded in the National Red Catalogue and at least 31 of them are protected by EEC’s Directive concerning wild life.
You will find at least 10 amphibian species in the surrounding area of the lake. Five snail species, 19 reptile species and a great variety of insects which play an important part in the food chain and contribute to the biological resources of the lake.
Don’t miss the blog posts from Lake Kerkini
I have just made a small photo album. You will just find three pictures from each day at Lake Kerkini inside. Some of the pictures are really traditional if you look at Dalmatian Pelican photography. I hope others are a little on the edge. It is difficult to do anything new at Lake Kerkini as most things have been tested there multiple times.
I hope you will enjoy my selection of pictures from the three wonderful days we had at Lake Kerkini during the Dalmatian Pelican workshop.
You can follow these links to see more pictures from Greece and read about the days we had during the workshop.