A new species of bird was discovered near Burgas




Long-beaked (bering) vertebrates documented on 15.12.2021 on the shores of Lake Atanasovsko


A new bird species for Bulgaria – the long-beaked dragonfly – was discovered in Atanasovsko Lake during regular bird monitoring. This was announced by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BSE) today. Atanasovsko Lake is a Natura 2000 area with 333 species of birds, for which partners from the coalition “For Nature to Remain” – BSE and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB).

On December 15, 2021, Petar Yankov and Radoslav Moldovanski from the BSPB team observed and documented two long-beaked (bering) vertebrates (Limnodromus scolopaceus) – a species that has not yet been identified in the country.

The foundation states that the long-billed dragonfly is a marsh bird that nests along the coast of Alaska, northwestern Canada and the northeastern parts of Russia. Wandering individuals have been observed many times in Europe, most often in the UK. However, there are also observations in Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain. On the Balkan Peninsula, the species was found only in Greece, and long ago – in May 1962.

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