White-throated Dipper census

IMG_0765During the White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) census from the 24th of January totally 305 White-throated Dippers were observed.

The most White-throated Dipper was seen between Sălard-Răstoliţa section, totally 92 individuals. 27 others species were observed as well, the most between Topliţa-Meştera section, totally 637 individuals.

Thank you all for participating!

 

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The sad ending of a White-tailed Eagle from Poland

The White-tailed Eagle as a chick

The White-tailed Eagle as a chick (Photo: Eagle Conservation Committee)

Last year in the middle of December Paweł Mirski contacted us from the polish Eagle Conservation Committee (Komitet Ochrony Orłów). He asked us to search a White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) which was tagged with a satellite transmitter in Poland, and had, during winter wandering, flown to the western border of Romania. For three days the transmitter sent data from the same spot, near Dorobanți (Arad county), which suggested that the birds died or the transmitter had fallen of. Continue reading

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Milvus Club in 2015!

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Healthy Storks miss migration and stay in Romania for winter

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Photo: Orbán Zoltán

This winter we have been contact more often than ever before by people who seeing White Storks on the field or on the nest. They call to ask for our help to save the bird. But mostly these birds are healthy and they don`t need our help. Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

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Large number of Pygmy Owls observed in the Eastern Carpathians

TorpeIn the autumn period, beside other several ornithological surveys we started again the Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) survey in order to gather information about the national population size, distribution and population density. Between 11th and 13th November 2014 members of the Milvus Group visited for census several places from Neamț and Suceava counties. Continue reading

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World Shorebirds Day – results

Romania ranks the 9th position in terms of the number of visited sites and submitted checklist for the Global Shorebird Counting Program within the World Shorebirds Day (6th September 2014). A significant observation places were visited by the members of the ˮMilvus Group” Association.

We want to thanks for Romanian ornithologists who attend the event and for their contribution which made it possible Romania to be among the top ten countries in the world.

http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/global-shorebird-counting-report-part-one/

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Wintering Long-eared Owl census (2014-2015)

Soon…

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Photo exhibition: The 6th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest

6th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest

We gladly invite you to attend the exhibition of the 6th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest.

The opening day will take place on the 22th October 2014 in The National Theater Târgu-Mureș from 17.00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public between 22nd of October – 5th of November

Looking forward to see you!

THESE are the pictures which will be exposed

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Another adult female bear saved from poachers’ snare and collared

DSCF5760On the afternoon of September 24 (exactly one month after a similar intervention) we have managed to safely release yet another adult female bear from a snare set by poachers in our bear project’s hillside target area. We were announced by the local hunting association and we arrived on the scene a few hours later. The bear was caught very close to a village, on the bank of a small river. The rescue operation was carried out in cooperation with members of the local hunting association, while the veterinarian assistance was provided by Vets4Wild. Continue reading

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