EuroBirdPortal, launched by the European Bird Census Council, is a repository of bird data that unifies the data of 81 partner institutions from 29 European countries. Its main purpose is to present the distribution of bird species and the temporal variation (seasonal, annual) of distribution on European level. EuroBirdPortal is an excellent example of citizen science, which shows the huge potential in using the data provided by hundreds of volunteer and professional nature lovers across the continent to deliver new, unmatched results. Continue reading
The first local meeting with local wildlife managers as the most relevant stakeholders group in this topic took place in Ghindari, Mureş County and was attended by the representatives of a total of 6 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) from the area, all located on or in the immediate vicinity of the planned Tg. Mureș-Iași-Ungheni highway (section between Miercurea Nirajului and Sovata). Continue reading
The game, loved by young and old, was the delight of a multiplication event within the Learning Humanity from Animals (LEHUA) project. In fact, next year, the Milvus Group and its partners will organize a course of several days on this topic dedicated to adults who are concerned about self-knowledge through non-formal methods.
On November 22, at around 4 AM, we have received a phone call from one of the gamekeepers with whom we work in the brown bear conservation and research project. A bear cub was ‘stuck’ in a backyard fence in the village of Iliesi (near the town of Sovata, in the mountainous model area of our program). The extremely agitated mother and the other cub were nearby in the forest, under the cover of a thick undergrowth. Our vet, DVM Levente Borka-Vitális Continue reading
The fourth year of ringing on Chituc Spit ended with 10547 marked birds. After 91 days of ringing, we caught 87 species, five of which were new additions to the camps list: Gadwall (Anas strepera), Collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola), Gray-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus), Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) and Continue reading
In Eastern Romania, Vrancea County, near Ciorăşti commune, on the border with Buzău County, there is a special site where annually, an extraordinary ornithological event takes place. Red-footed Falcons roost here in significant numbers, before starting the autumn migration to the wintering quarters in Angola, Namibia and Botswana.