During the spring of year 2007 members of the Milvus Group placed within the confines of project „Conservation of Falco vespertinus in the Pannonian Region” – LIFE 05 NAT/H/000122 – a number of 200 artificial nest boxes for Red-footed Falcons. The artificial nests were placed in the western part of Romania in proposed SPA’s designated by our group. First result regarding the occupation of these nest boxes became visible already after several days. For further details regarding this project please visit the www.falcoproject.hu website.
On the 23th of May members of the Milvus Group ringed two peregrine chicks with colored rings. The peregrine pair was nesting in an old raven nest on a rock situated in the western Carpathians. The event is a premiere for Romania, because nobody has ringed peregrines in nest before. The action is the first step of a future color ringing program and was part of a project funded by the Environmental Partnership Foundation from Miercurea Ciuc and by the Royal Netherlands Embassy from Romania.