European Roller: Range Expansion

You know that feeling when you finally find the perfect home after a long search? There is shade, and there is sun, a food market nearby, playground for the children, and an immense hope that here you may raise them safe. *** We do not know what made one of our lead characters to venture up north and to try their luck there. Nonetheless, we can state with certainty that our character, a European Roller, took over the lodging that was installed especially for her in high hopes. Why such high hopes? Because we haven’t got any observational data on the European Roller in the Ier Valley for the last 30 years. (more…)

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Conservation Action Plan for Roller

Experts from 27 countries participated at the Roller protection conference in Kecskemét The number of Rollers has drastically decreased throughout Europe and the species has disappeared from several Western European countries. The Carpathian Basin’s population is considered stable, which makes its protection very important in order to maintain the species population on the level of the European Union. Since the Roller is a long-distance migrant (wintering south to Sahara), the protection of the breeding grounds itself is not sufficient for the long-term (more…)

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Migratory birds are coming back!

ehedThe Lesser Spotted Eagles, the Rollers, Red-footed Falcons, White Storks and other migratory birds are on their way to the nesting areas in Europe. We expect to see them in Romania, from April, but the first storks can be seen already this month. The migration routes of these birds are different but also alike too! Here are a few: (more…)

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Conservation of the European Roller (Coracias garrulus) in the Carpathian Basin (LIFE13/NAT/HU/000081)

angol logoThe aim of the project ˮConservation of the European Roller in the Carpathian Basin” (LIFE13/NAT/HU/000081) is to strengthen the European Roller population of the Carpathian Basin and to ensure the long term conservation status of the species in the area. (more…)

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