Monthly Archives: March 2012

Feeding the birds

Bird feederFeeding the birds (HU, RO)

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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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4th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest

Milvus Group is organizing the 4th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest.

Photos can be sent for two categories: free topic and landscape.

Deadline for photo submissions is 23th of July 2012.

More information on application procedure can be downloaded here: Milvus Photocontest 2012

Application form is available here.

Photos selected for exhibition on the fourth (2012) photography contest

Photos selected for exhibition on the third (2011) photography contest

Photos selected for exhibition on the second (2010) photography contest

Photos selected for exhibition on the first (2009) photography contest

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Midwinter Waterbird Census

Photo: Luca Dehelean

This year, between 10th and 20th January “Milvus Group” Association together with the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) organized again the annual census of the wintering waterfowl (Midwinter Waterbird Census) in Romania. The event is coordinated by Wetlands International. Data for our organization were sent by our members and also by other volunteers, totalizing 49 participants. They made observations in 92 different areas and locations from the range of 24 counties. In total there were counted 226,565 birds belonging to 127 species. From this, a number of 188,809 specimens (which means 83.3% from the total) belong to different waterbird and aquatic species. The five most common species were the Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) – 80,063 ex., the Coot (Fulica atra) – 27,082 ex., the Rook (Corvus frugilegus) –23166 ex., the White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) – 18,214 ex. and the Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) – 6,093 ex.. Continue reading

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