Monthly Archives: February 2012

Conciliation meeting at national level between the Romanian electricity transmission network operators and nongovernmental bird protection organizations

Overhead power lines have a strong influence on wild bird populations. In some cases this influence is a positive one, like in the case of Saker Falcon population from the Carpathian Basin, which breeds mostly on high voltage pylons. Unfortunately negative interactions are more frequent than positive ones, because tens of thousands of birds die yearly by electrocution on the medium voltage pylons. Electrocution is one of the most important risk factors for White Storks and many raptor birds. At the same time bird electrocution on pylons generate lots of power-cuts for the electricity suppliers, thus both parts are interested in resolving this problem. Continue reading

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Nesting platforms for whites storks

Details only in Romanian or Hungarian language

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The 1st bi-monthly report of Milvus Rehabilitation Centre (January-February 2012)

January and February were very adverse months for the birds which are wintering in Romania, because of the low temperatures and the uncommon thick snow blanket. The most vulnerable are the immature birds of last year, who have to confront their first winter. Therefore we received many (22) phone calls from 9 localities, from bird lovers who asked for our help directly or indirectly (advices). Continue reading

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Regulament şi măsuri minime de conservare-ROSPA0041 Eleşteele Iernut Cipău

Asociatia Grupul Milvus are in custodie situl Natura 2000 Elesteele Iernut Cipau, desemnate pe baza Directivei Pasari. Masurile minime de conservare pentru aceste situri respectiv regulamentul au fost realizate de catre membrii Grupului Milvus si sunt afisate pe situl www.milvus.ro. Asteptam comentarii legat de aceste regulamente pana la data de 25.03.2012.

Propunerile de modificare şi comentariile le puteţi trimite prin poştă la adresa Asociaţiei Grupul Milvus (OP3 CP39, 540620 Târgu Mureş), respectiv pe adresele de e-mail office@milvus.ro.

Măsuri minime de conservare, Eleșteele Iernut Cipău-download pdf
Regulament, Eleșteele Iernut Cipău-download pdf

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Contest for kindergarten- and school-teachers

Here you can download the details (HU, RO).

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Milvus Group organizes a bird feeder observation contest

The winner of the third event is Marton Attila, totally he observed 11 species on the bird feeder. The winner’s prize is a Milvus package.

The winner of the second event is Marton Attila with an image with 7 species on the bird feeder. The winner’s prize is a Milvus t-shirt.

The winner of the first event is Kósa Ferenc, with an image with 23 birds on the bird feeder. The winner’s prize is a Milvus t-shirt.

A bird feeder’s guests can be followed live, through a camera on the Milvus Group homepage. Between 25 January and 15 March Milvus Group organizes a contest for the enthusiastic bird feeder observers, with three events:

1. Who observes the MOST BIRDS SIMOULTANEOUSLY on the bird feeder (deadline 5 February 2012, 12:00 PM)

2. Who observes and recognizes the MOST BIRD SPECIES SIMOULTANEOUSLY on the bird feeder (deadline 26 February 2012, 12:00 PM)

3. Who observes the MOST BIRD SPECIESon the bird feeder during the contest (deadline 15 March 2012, 12:00 PM) Continue reading

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Bird ringing on 4th of February 2012: a big success!

On 4th of February 2012 the Ecological Education Working Group of Milvus Group organised a bird ringing activity in the Târgu-Mureș Zoo. By placing two mist nets near the bird feeder they managed to ring 65 birds. The participants could observe the bird ringing closely and children had the opportunity to release one bird. The ringed birds were: Marsh Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch and Yellowhammer. In addition birds around the bird feeder could be observed Continue reading

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