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
In here you will find photos from my Dalmatian Pelican workshop at Lake Kerkini.
Lake Kerkini was created in 1932 as an artificial water reservoir. In 1980 it was redeveloped on a 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 birds en route to the Aegean Sea, the Balkan region, the Black Sea, the Hungarian steppes and beyond. It certainly 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 wildlife.
You will find at least 10 amphibian species in the surrounding area. You also find five snail species and 19 reptile species. There is a great variety of insects which play an important part in the food chain and contribute to Kerkinis biological resources.
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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, bacause you probably already have seen most types of pictures from there. Still this was my first time and it was special to meet these gigantic birds.
I hope you will enjoy my selection of pictures from the three wonderful days we had at the lake.
You can follow these links to see more pictures from Greece. It was a nice first outing at Lake Kerini for me and I will most certainly go back some day.