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
In 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
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.
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!
On 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
This summer bought with it another Milvus Forest School in Rigmani. Over 4 weeks, more than 100 pupils from Brașov, Harghita, Mureș and Sibiu counties attended the camp and were accommodated in yurts. The traditional childrens camp was organised for the 8th time, drawing back many participants for whom the camp has become a yearly tradition. Continue reading
Red-footed Falcon conservation measures: counting roosting sites, tagging birds with satellite transmitters
Following their long summer preparing, Red-footed Falcons start their migration in early autumn. On their way to south they roost in flocks of varying numbers (from a few individuals to even more than a thousand) on groups of trees. As they are faithful to their roosting sites, they arrive to these places each autumn. Milvus Group has been conducting Red-footed Falcon counts on roosting sites for several years now. Every week from mid-August until the first week of October synchronous observations are made in the Romanian, Hungarian and Serbian Red-footed Falcon roosting sites. Similarly to past years, this year observations have been made in 6 sites in western Romania (here we would like to thank all those helping us in these observations!). Continue reading