Karavasta Lagoon

Karavasta Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Albania, known for its rich biodiversity, famous for Divjaka Pine and migratory birds such as the endangered Dalmatian Pelican.  The Lagoon is part of the largest national park, Divjaka-Karavasta of 22.230 hectares, and because of its rich ecosystem has the status of protected area by international convention of Ramsar. I was there with a group of friends and nature lovers, guided by AOS Albanian Ornithological Society, which offers birdwatching tours in the Protected area of Divjaka Park and Narta Lagoon. We were very lucky to be guided by dr. Taulant Bino, a scientist and a nature protection activist. In this Blog Post I am posting photos about the first part of the tour, inside Karavasta Lagoon, while the next part of the tour is in Dead Land and Narta Salinas.  We walked in the forest through Artiri's Path, to watch woodland birds, enjoy the unique nature of lagoon, and see the Pelican's  Island where the birds make their nesting. I didn't have the telephoto lens with me to photograph the birds, but I hope that the photos I took do justice to the unique place that we visited.  

 Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Birdwatching at Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Birdwatching at Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Birdwatching at Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Birdwatching at Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Birdwatching Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Birdwatching Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

 Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

The guard of the Park, taking the night shift.

 The guard of Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

The guard of Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Dr. Taulant Bino

 Dr. Taulant Bino, at Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016

Dr. Taulant Bino, at Karavasta Lagoon, Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, photography Alketa Misja, Albania April 2016