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Dumbrăvioara online again

Dear friends of the storks, in the last few days we encountered technical problems with the live transmission from the Dumbrăvioara stork nest. We apologize, but these problems are sometimes unavoidable. Still, our contest continues. We are waiting for print screens with the first stork from the nest.

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A Year with Transylvania’s Lesser Spotted Eagles

chick 1As autumn rolls around and the Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) sets off on its yearly migration down to its winter quarters in Central and Southern Africa, we can look back on what has been a successful year for the Life Pomarina Conservation Project. Jointly implemented by Milvus Group, The Environmental Protection Agency Sibiu and the Romanian Ornithological Society, the project aims to ensure conditions to achieve and maintain favorable conservation status for the eagles across three Special Protection Areas (SPA) in Transylvania. Of these sites, Milvus Group is directly responsible for two: Dealurile Târnavelor – Valea Nirajului and Podişul Hârtibaciului. Continue reading

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Mounting artificial nests and searching for new Lesser Spotted Eagle nests

nest2artificial nestWhile all Lesser Spotted Eagles started their spring migration in Africa, Milvus Group has started their seasonal conservation activities in Romania for the eagles arriving back home.

One of the most important activities is searching for new eagle nests. While there are no leaves on the trees it is easier to find the nest of raptors. Until now we visited 12 forests in 9 days in the Natura 2000 sites from Valea Nirajului and Podișul Hârtibaciului. Continue reading

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Stork observing game: when will the first stork chick hatch?

On 25 April 2012 at 14.56 PM Bartók Csaba was the first who observed the stork’s pair on the nest from Dumbrăvioara!

After a short technical break the web camera is working again and the observers happily discovered the three eggs in the stork nest from Dumbrăvioara. We are now curious about when the first stork chick will hatch, so we launch a new game: who will observe the first hatched stork?

The rules of the game: the players have to follow the online webcam exclusively on the homepage of Milvus Group (http://milvus.ro/category/live-webcam, but e.g. from the webpage of Justin TV it is not valid). They have to save the image (with the help of Print Screen, Screen Capture, etc.) as an image file and send it in JPG format with their name and location to the competition@milvus.ro address. If you have any questions or suggestions, please write to the same address.

* By pressing the Print Screen (Prt Scn) button, the picture from your screen is copied, then you can paste it (CTRL+V) into Paint or similar programs, from where you can save it in JPG format.

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Conservation measures for saving the Lesser Spotted Eagle in Romania

The Lesser Spotted Eagle is an endangered, protected species and some 22% of its world population breeds in Romania. The Regional Environmental Protection Agency of Sibiu, “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association and the Romanian Ornithological Society are implementing a LIFE project financed by the European Union, which has the objective of ensuring the optimal conditions for the conservation of this species.

On the 22th of March 2012 members of Milvus Group checked one of the Lesser Spotted Eagle nests, known to them since the year 1999, near Valea locality, Mureș county, but they found only logged trees instead of the oak with the Lesser Spotted Eagle nest. Continue reading

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The tree with the Lesser Spotted Eagle nest was cut down

From 2011 the movements of a Lesser Spotted Eagle can be followed through satellite: in the frame of the „Conservation of Aquila pomarina in Romania” LIFE project the ornithologists of Milvus Group mounted a satellite transmitter on the back of the adult male named Jobbágy. Currently the bird is near Congo, he`s hurrying back to his nest near Valea locality, where he has been breeding successfully in the past years, but he will only find a cut tree instead of the oak with his nest. Continue reading

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Stork observing game: when will the stork’s pair arrive?

On 25 April 2012 at 14.56 PM Bartók Csaba was the first who observed the stork’s pair on the nest from Dumbrăvioara! Congratulations! Continue reading

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Searching for Saker falcons in Romania

As the beginning of the breeding season of the Saker falcons (Falco cherrug) is the optimal time period to identify new breeding pairs on the field, employees of the “Milvus Group” have begun the search for territorial pairs and for available nests in the Western Plain of Romania and Dobrudja in March, 2012. These activities are implemented within the LIFE09 NAT/HU/000384 Saker falcon conservation program.

Based on the well-known preference of the Saker falcons to occupy raven (Corvus corax) and Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) nests built on high voltage electric pylons, we focused our searching efforts on powerlines from these two regions. Until now we’ve verified several powerlines with a total length of above 1000 km, and in the near future we will continue the search.

Our results regarding the finding of new Saker falcon pairs were above expectations, and suddenly, the number of territorial pairs known in Romania increased considerably! For further details please check the project’s official homepage:

http://sakerlife2.mme.hu/en/content/searching-saker-falcons-romania

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Stork observing game: who will observe first the stork on the webcam?

On 26 March 2012 at 15.39 PM Nagy Györgyné was the first who observed the stork on the nest from Dumbrăvioara! Congratulations!

The web camera has been mounted on stork nest number 10 from Dumbrăvioara and the events can be followed live, day and night. Last year there was an interesting turn of events in the nest, and since many people watched it with great enthusiasm, this year we will reward those observing important events from the nest first. Continue reading

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