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Bandi exploring new frontiers

During the first months of its life (from July to October) Bandi, the first Imperial Eagle from Romania equipped with a satellite transmitter https://goo.gl/swH0p7, stayed largely in Hungary https://goo.gl/Gl1xBi.  In winter he continued to make short trips to previously unknown areas, but overall he spent most of the time in habitats already well known, such as in the neighbourhood of Gyomaendrőd town in Békés County (Hungary). Continue reading

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In the sun again!

Seven Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca), one Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni) and a European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis) have entered in the last six months in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre of the Milvus Group Association and Vets4Wild. These turtles will be released into their natural habitats as soon as they recover from hibernation. Although all three species are protected by law, and capturing and possessing them is considered illegal, every year hundreds of turtles are sold especially on the online market. Continue reading

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Annual Report of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre MILVUS – 2016

Our Rehabilitation Center obtained very good results in 2016 in respect of both the number of patients and the quality of our services.

The Center has been working almost all year at full capacity, which shows that the infrastructure development in Sînsimion was necessary. Continue reading

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There is no increase in viper numbers in 2017!

In Romania, the reptiles (thus the vipers too) hibernate in winter, so their annual activity period is from spring to autumn. But even during this period, the observations probability differs. Often snakes use common hibernacula, and that’s why in spring they may be crowded around the entry. These are the so called viper-nests people often speak about, and this is where you can observe spousal agglomerations as well. If one sees such a crowd (which is in fact a rarity), a misconception arises that the number of vipers increased!  Continue reading

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A pair at Dumbrăvioara!

For several weeks we paid attention to what happens in the monitored nest. Slowly but surely, the nest is being built thanks to the tireless work of the two storks who have decided to make their “home” right in front of our eyes! These two storks have no colour rings. Continue reading

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Arlie is home!

It took her 49 days to reach Brașov county! The Lesser Spotted Eagle began its long journey on February the 11th, crossing the Equator in early March, the Suez Canal on March the 20th and the Bosporus one week later. As in the past three years, Arlie respected its spring migration itinerary from Namibia to Romania through: Zambia, Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. Arlie managed in two days to travel all over Bulgaria and Southern Romania to reach its nest.

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Winners of the “Observe and win” contest!

Prizes are given in the evidence arrival order with storks in the Dumbrăvioara nest:

Nagy István, G. Neamț, Horațiu Adrian Tocaciu, Cristian Marius Adăscaliței, Tanase Vasile, Fekete Nagy Magdolna, Pușcas Sorin. Continue reading

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The secret visitor

A colour-ringed stork visited twice the nest with the webcam. Firstly on the 20th and after that on the 27th of March. Unfortunately it spent only a couple of minutes in the nest. On the second occasion we managed to read the ring code and our suspicion was confirmed: it is a stork breeding in the neighbouring village, Glodeni. The bird was ringed in 2002, it is a male and nests in Glodeni in the same nest since 2010. We patiently wait for the developments and we are wondering, if it will move here or it is just a passing visitor? Continue reading

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Eight minutes visit

This is how long the first stork visit lasted at the webcam nest from Dumbrăvioara. It happened at the beginning of this week and it was just a breathing „stop” for the stork that headed towards Glodeni. Our competition to observe as soon as possible the storks that will nest in front of our eyes continues. We rely on your attention to capture the arrival. Send us a printscreen at iulia.vizi@milvus.ro! Continue reading

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