Monthly Archives: July 2014

For the first time in Romania two Lesser Spotted Eagle chicks have been found in one nest

Lesser Spotted Eagle nest with two chicks on sycamore tree (Vidacut)

Lesser Spotted Eagle nest with two chicks on sycamore tree (Vidacut)

This year, Members of Milvus Group continued to verify the Lesser Spotted Eagle nests, the breeding success and the threatening factors in the breeding season and ringing the chicks in the two Natura 2000 sites. The activity is part of “LIFE08 NAT/RO/000501 project – Conservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle in Romania – other conservation activities were also implemented.

On the 22th of July, during synchronic raptor observations on the Dealurile Târnavelor and Valea Nirajului Natura 2000 sites, we identified more Lesser Spotted Eagle territories and the approximate location of their nests. Continue reading

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Results of the 6th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest

photocontestlogoLocation: Tg.Mures – Romania
Judging date: 28th of June 2014
Members of the jury:
Tamás András AFIAP – RO, president of jury
Kerekes István EFIAP/p – HU
Dan Dinu AFIAP, PhotoLife – RO

 81 photographers sent pictures from 12 countries
Free topic: 304 photos
Photo essay: 480 photos in 95 essays

Sponsor:Photosetup logo ALB verticala pe NEGRU

THE WINNERS

The Grand Prize (First place winner of the competition)

Kis Csaba/Hungary – „Light and fantasy13 Continue reading

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Several nests of Montagu’s Harriers, one of the rarest breeding raptor species in Romania, are in danger

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Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)

The Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus is a migratory raptor species, which has a large distribution from the Iberian Peninsula to Western Mongolia and which winters in Africa and India. It is mainly a lowland species, however in certain regions occupies high plateaus up to 1500m. The distribution of this species in Romania is poorly known, but the breeding population is most likely well below 100 pairs. Continue reading

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