Slender-billed Curlew on Lake Atanasovsko
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The migration routes of the Slender-billed Curlew pass through Bulgaria. In the past the species was recorded on wet meadows all over the country. Now it regularly visits the Atanasovsko Lake in Southeast Bulgaria, situated on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. There an adult bird was caught and ringed on 21 September 1981. Single bird and small groups of 5-6 individuals visit the lake during spring and autumn migrations. The highest number of 10-12 birds was recorded in April 1996. Since then the species regularly visits the lake and its number is steady. The most suitable time to see the species in Bulgaria is to visit the Atanasovsko Lake in mid-April.
These are some article where you can find more information about migration of Slender-billed Curlew through Bulgaria:
1. Nankinov D.,1994. Analysis of the situation of Numenius tenirostris in Bulgaria, "Preparation d'un Plan de Sauvetage pour Numenius Tenuirostris", vol.2, Annexe 17,5s, Belgique.
2. Nankinov D., N. Mintchev, 1996. Dunnschnabel - Brachvogel /Numenius tenuirostris/in Bulgarien, "Ornithol. Mitteilungen", 48,12: 317. Deutschland.
3. Nankinov D., 1998. The population of the Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris becomes steady. Monitoring researches are necessary. "the Russian Journal of Ornithology", Express issue, 56: 12-15.
4. Nankinov D., S. Kirilov, K. Popov, N. Dimitrov, A. Dimov, 1998. Beobachtungen an Dunnschnabel - Brachvogel am Atanasovsko See in Bulgarien, April-Mai 1996., "Berkut",7, 1-2: 48-49. Ukraine.
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