Bear Facts 8: Misbeliefs

In the public space, too much information fluctuates between truth and misbelief. There are too many opinions and too many emotions, often without any kind of background. We aim to…

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Why would you hurt a Mute Swan?

Two Mute Swans have arrived to our Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, one had a bullet in its mandible. Read further in Romanian or Hungarian.

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Fall with thousands of Red-footed Falcons
[:Hu] Kék vércsék gyülekeznek egy éjszakázóhely közelében[:][:RO] Vânturei de seară adunându-se în apropierea locului de înnoptare[:][:en]Red-footed Falcons gather for the night[:]

Fall with thousands of Red-footed Falcons

Although it may seem fairy-tale at first hearing, the gathering of falcons is an existing natural phenomenon during autumn. We have been following it for 13 years in the western…

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It’s time to adapt!

[text style="background_green"]A lot of youth take an active part in the fight against climate change. The young generation surely will experience the effects of the climate crisis during their lives,…

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Ringing camp with ambassador eyes

“As a person who works in health care, nature conservation stays way far from me, but as a human, I am very interested in wildlife, nature and nature conservation." -…

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Rescuing an orphaned bear cub

On June 10 we have rescued an orphaned bear cub from the village of Ibănești (Gurghiu Valley, Mureș County), with the help of Vets4Wild, the local voluntary firemen service, the…

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Do they really need saving?

From May to August, people tend to save nestlings or juvenile birds that appear to be abandoned. [text style="color_brown"]CAREFUL! Some of them are semi-nidifugous, that means they leave the nest…

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Attention: migrating amphibians! Place warning signs on the roads!

illusztracio1Amphibians begin a spectacular activity every year: hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of frogs and newts begin their migration from wintering habitats to their aquatic breeding spots. This phenomenon happens in a few days or weeks depending on the species and weather conditions during this period. Migration is spectacular especially where amphibians are hibernating in the soil, meadows, hills, forest edges or in the woods at a greater distance than the wet habitats. (more…)

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Our ringing activity in 2019

Scientific name English name Species conservation, education and rehabilitation programmes Chituc Ringing Camp Total Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk 5 5 10 Acrocephalus agricola Paddyfield Warbler 841 841 Acrocephalus arundinaceus Great…

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We successfully completed the sixth consecutive ringing season on Chituc Spit!
Fig. 3. Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpes) ringed in 2014 and resighted near the camp five years later.

We successfully completed the sixth consecutive ringing season on Chituc Spit!

Written by: Attila Marton Most migratory birds cross Europe using two main routes: the East-Atlantic flyway is used by birds from Eastern Canada, Greenland and Western Europe, which pass to…

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Green motorways

Motion, dynamic, speed. These are words that, to a large extent, embodies our lives. Highways seem to be a solution to the dynamics of development. A solution that interests us…

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2019, a new year of ringing on Chituc Spit!

In the past five years of ringing on Chituc Spit 65630 individuals of 150 species were caught, the most abundant species being: Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva, 6552 individuals), Robin (Erithacus…

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