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. In 1980 it was redeveloped on the site of what was previously an extremely extensive marshland. The lake is ranked as one of the premier birding sites in Greece. It is 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 a hot spot if you want to experience the 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 my blog posts from Lake Kerkini
I have made a small photo album from the days at Lake Kerkini. I have choosen to only include three pictures from each day in the photo album. Some are traditional pelican pictures, but I hope others are more on the edge. It is difficult to do anything new at Lake Kerkini. You might already have seen most types of pictures, but it is something special to meet these gigantic birds.
I hope you will enjoy my selection of pictures from the three wonderful days we had at Lake Kerkini.
You can follow these links to see more pictures from Greece. It was a nice first outing at Lake Kerini and I will certainly come back in the future.
My second snow mobile expedition on Svalbard was very different to the first. Colder, harsher and sunny for almost the complete trip.
Lake Kerkini 2018
Lake Kerkini is a good place to learn to know the charismatic Dalmatian Pelican. This colorful bird in breeding plumage is why I chose to go back to the lake over and over. They are real characters and hopefully you might get the opportunity to get to know some of them really closely if you join me there next year.
Kafue National Park 2017
Kafue National Park is one of the biggest protected wildlife areas in Africa. It is a National Park with a great diversity and one I really liked. I would like to explore more of this huge park in the future.
Mana Pools National Park 2017
Mana Pools wildlife greeted us in September 2017. We had many memorable encounters with some of the iconic animals you find inside this lovely National Park in northern Zimbabwe.