Pelican Lake Guesthouse Environmental Project Centre, Srebarna.

We live at the Pelican Lake Guesthouse & Environmental Project Centre Srebarna, adjacent to the Biosphere Reserve in North East Bulgaria. We provide regular updates on our project work and reports on activity on the reserve. We co-operate closely with a number of other conservation organisations to ensure a sustainable future for wildlife and the environment. Details of our current projects and info about Pelican Lake Guesthouse can be found here;

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Good work at Green Balkans

Our colleagues at Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre in Stara Zagora had an event yesterday when they invited a group of students from a local school to come and see the work they do and to view some of the animals they are caring for. It was a great day and the kids were really engaged by the staff and their patients.

Friday, February 01, 2008


A double celebration today. It was 'Trifon Zaresan' the day when traditionally in Bulgaria we wish for a successful grape harvest for the coming year. 5 of us headed out to the hills above the reserve for a picnic with drinks and inevitably dancing around a campfire. It was a great day and we were delighted to see that after a few weeks of small groups coming and going, around 50 Dalmatian Pelicans have settled back in their breeding ground for this year. I attempted to catch a few photos through the eye-piece of one of our telescopes, the quality is low but you can clearly see the bright Red/Orange throat-sack, a sure sign of omcoming breeding behaviour.

In no particular order in the following pics you can see, Geoff, Kolyo, Nasco, Encho and myself enjoying a glass or two of last years wine.

It was a fantastic day and I'm already looking forward to next year.