Dear stork friends we are ending a new season. The new webcam mounted this spring in Dumbrăvioara was a real success, 9469 was the maximum number of visitors on a single day. From totally 64865 computers, the webcam was accessed for 334342 times.
Here are the events in short:
Ornithologists from the “Milvus Group” and the Romanian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Romania) monitored the population of Lesser Spotted Eagles in areas in which have been known previously to be nesting, specifically in protected areas as the hills of Târnava and Niraj Valley, Hârtibaciu Valley and Făgăraș Mountain’s foothill. Continue reading
This year, the Milvus Group children camps were a real success. Totally, sixty children participated in two camps in Rigmani and Seliştat. The activities of the participants concentrated on active learning, even if they are on holidays, they learned to recognize large mammal traps in nature, visited the Milvus Rehabilitation Centre for birds and the Saxons historical church, built nest boxes and made jewellery from owl pellets. Continue reading
Members of the jury:
Tamás András AFIAP – RO, president of jury
Kerekes István EFIAP/p – HU
Dan Dinu AFIAP, PhotoLife – RO
79 photographers sent pictures from 13 countries
Section A (Free topic): 278 photos
Section B: (Macro): 174 photos
Here, you can see in detail how the ringing action took place earlier this week in Dumbrăvioara.
The footage also depicts the moment in which a stork chick was placed in an adopting nest. Enjoy!
*The date of ringing: 29.06.2015
The previous days, due to bad weather, several stork chicks fell from the nest in Mureş county, which were subsequently rescued by the “Milvus Group”. During the annual stork ringing session in Dumbrăvioara, the four healthy chicks (originating from Brâncovenești and Mătrici villages, Mureş county) were placed in four different nests, where the nestlings were successfully adopted by their new families.
The chick placed in the video surveyed nest received the ring with 7082 number and seems Continue reading
Dear stork friends!
We received some questions that need some answers. At this point we do not know why but the Dumbrăvioara storks do not have a very favourable year. Of the usual 12 – 13 pairs, only 10 are breeding, one of which have no chickens, four nests have only two chicks, three nests have three chicks and two nests have four chicks.
Both the number of nesting pairs and the number of chicks are below last year’s average. Continue reading
In 2014, the “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association organized a ringing camp on the Chituc Sandbank, during which 12877 birds, belonging to 100 species were captured and marked. We wish to continue the ringing in this year also, and we are counting once again on the help of enthusiast ringers and volunteers. Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency of Satu Mare County and „Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association organized a project launching press conference and ground squirrel watch on the 9th of April 2015 at Sanislău, Satu Mare County. The press conference was attended by students and teachers from the local middle school and representatives of the local authorities. Continue reading