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Rehabilitated Black-necked Grebe: released in Târgu Mureș, recaptured in Spain

The Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) is a species perfectly adapted to water, but not adapted to urban life. Due to its specific anatomy, if it confuses wet asphalt with a body of water, once landed cannot take off. Continue reading

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Do you have a passion for research? Apply for a Milvus Scolarship

Are you a young passionate about biology and willing to develop your own research project? Then you can be among the Milvus scholars. Continue reading

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Arlie flies home

In 2017, Arlie began its long journey to the nesting grounds in the Făgăraș Mountains, Brașov County, three days later than in last year (9 February). According to data from the device mounted on the back of the bird, Arlie already travelled 500 km in just three days. If it will be a flight without incidents, the spring migration of Arlie will end in Romania in early April. You can monitor the route at Continue reading

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Conservation Action Plan for Roller

Experts from 27 countries participated at the Roller protection conference in Kecskemét

The number of Rollers has drastically decreased throughout Europe and the species has disappeared from several Western European countries. The Carpathian Basin’s population is considered stable, which makes its protection very important in order to maintain the species population on the level of the European Union. Since the Roller is a long-distance migrant (wintering south to Sahara), the protection of the breeding grounds itself is not sufficient for the long-term Continue reading

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(Romana) Grupul Milvus are în custodie cinci noi situri Natura 2000

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Vízirigók, süvöltő, csízek és sok cinege

Splashes of colour in a true winter landscape with snow up to knees and an almost totally frozen river. However, the annual monitoring of Dippers in Deda-Toplița gorge was, as always, a pleasant winter day spent in nature. Continue reading

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Milvus Group has turned 25

As we celebrate 25 years of activity, we drew the line and we added up our activities. Here you have, in short, our work: Continue reading

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An exhibition with friends of nature!

photocontestlogoSmiles, stories and photos! The vernissage of the 8th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest’s exhibition turned into a meeting of friends of nature and wildlife. The two exhibition rooms became imaginary paths through the large world, trails crossed by those presents with curiosity for the captured subjects and interest for the techniques used. Continue reading

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A Red-breasted Goose, Whooper Swans, a Spoonbill and a Common Crane, rare observations at the Iernut and Cipău fishponds


The birdwatching day was carried out at Iernut and Cipău fishponds which are Natura 2000 sites managed by Milvus Group as custodians.  Here, beside the members, volunteers and press were also present. Continue reading

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12 146 ringed birds in 2016 in the Chituc Ringing Camp!

Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus)

Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus)

The third year of ringing on the Chituc spit proved to be of an unexpected success: if the first 70 days of camp (from July 24th to October 1st) only 6459 birds were ringed, the last four weeks brought 5687 birds, among which two new species for the Romanian avifaunistic list and several species with less than 15 observations in the country. Continue reading

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