Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BULGARIA ~Srebarna Nature Reserve-UNESCO~

...Great view ...must be heaven for birdlovers and birdwatching...Thanks a lot Lilia!!

With matching stamp:Bulgarian regions-North Eastern Bulgaria (Issued 24-11-2010)
Defenitives:Thracian gold treasure of Panagurishte (Issued 15-11-1999)
"A variety of legends surround the naming of Lake Srebarna one of them tells of a boat full of silver that lies somewhere along its shores! Srebro is the Bulgarian word for silver so the myth may have its roots in fact, although a more likely explanation is that the name was inspired by the silvery reflections of the full moon in the lakes surface."

The Srebarna Nature Reserve is a freshwater lake bordering to the Danube river over 600 ha. It is the breeding ground of almost 100 species of bird, many of which are rare or endangered It isAlso a bird migration route between Europe and Africa Some 80 other bird species migrate and seek refuge there every winter. Among the most interesting bird species are the Dalmatian pelican, great egret, night heron, purple heron, glossy ibis and white spoonbill, white-tailed eagle, little cormorant.

The reserve was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983.

1 comment:

  1. thats an awesome view, i wish all nature unesco had such postcards ;)