Announcing the “Romanian Breeding Bird Atlas”

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“Milvus Group” Association and the Romanian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Romania) will launch, this spring, the Romanian Breeding Bird Atlas.

We are all curious to find out, before a vacation or a holiday in one of the country’s region, what kind of bird species can be found and what are our chances to actually see one. A detailed breeding bird atlas, with a spacial resolution of 10×10 km, can give us the answers to our questions. In the mean time, birds can say a lot about the general health of the environment that we share with them. They are very sensitive to whatever is happening to the surrounding nature, regardless if we talk about forests, agricultural fields, rivers, lakes or more populated places, like cities. If we know where we can find them, and how many are there, we also find out about the condition of the surrounding ecosystem.

In Romania there are over 200 species of nesting birds, with tens and thousands of data regarding their distribution and abundance collected by our volunteers and ornithologists. The two organizations propose to process the data collected from 2006 until present, completed with data that will be collected in 2016, in order to publish the first edition of the Romanian Breeding Bird.

How can you contribute?

  • Every ornithologist from the country that possesses data about the distribution of species in the breeding season, or about a species’s nesting between 2006 and 2015 can contribute with sending us the information;
  • The ones who are willing to do field observations in 2016, can select one or more 10×10 km squares from the unevaluated areas (or the insufficiently evaluated areas), from where they can collect recent data by performing a few visits in the breeding season (march – july)
  • By making observations outside the marked squares, wherever you are in the country. If you have only a small amount of time, make a complete list in the visited location, find as many rare species or just take notes about a few species: all this information helps us!

The program will be based upon the voluntary participation of amateur and professional ornithologists.

Join our program by contacting us on the atlaspasari@gmail.com e-mail adress !

You can access detailed information about a specific program, keep yourself up to date with news, read the preliminary results, download documents from the dedicated website, www.atlaspasari.ro.

This Atlas is based upon your information! Every bird and nature enthusiast’s contribution is important.

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