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The sad ending of a White-tailed Eagle from Poland

The White-tailed Eagle as a chick

The White-tailed Eagle as a chick (Photo: Eagle Conservation Committee)

Last year in the middle of December Paweł Mirski contacted us from the polish Eagle Conservation Committee (Komitet Ochrony Orłów). He asked us to search a White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) which was tagged with a satellite transmitter in Poland, and had, during winter wandering, flown to the western border of Romania. For three days the transmitter sent data from the same spot, near Dorobanți (Arad county), which suggested that the birds died or the transmitter had fallen of. Continue reading

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Red-footed Falcon conservation measures: counting roosting sites, tagging birds with satellite transmitters

IMG_3665Following their long summer preparing, Red-footed Falcons start their migration in early autumn. On their way to south they roost in flocks of varying numbers (from a few individuals to even more than a thousand) on groups of trees. As they are faithful to their roosting sites, they arrive to these places each autumn. Milvus Group has been conducting Red-footed Falcon counts on roosting sites for several years now. Every week from mid-August until the first week of October synchronous observations are made in the Romanian, Hungarian and Serbian Red-footed Falcon roosting sites. Similarly to past years, this year observations have been made in 6 sites in western Romania (here we would like to thank all those helping us in these observations!). Continue reading

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Arlie the Lesser Spotted Eagle arrives back in Romania

ArlieArlie, the Lesser Spotted Eagle which the Conservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle LIFE project team have been tracking by satellite transmitter since last year, has arrived back in Romania after a long migration through Africa. On Wednesday, his GPS coordinates showed him to flying at about 1260m altitude over the Carpathian Curve, around 50 km East of Brașov.

Since leaving his nest 206 days ago, in September last year, Arlie has travelled 24468 km. His journey took him through three continents and 17 countries. From the 1106 transmissions we received from him, his journey could be charted down through the Bosphorus bottleneck and along the east coast of Africa, before veering west to Namibia where he spent the winter.

Arlie migration routeHis return, following roughly the same route, has so far taken just under two months. However, we must still wait a few days before he reaches his nesting area near Berivoi, Piemontul Făgăraș.

Arlie’s migration can be followed here.

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Arlie the Lesser Spotted Eagle begins his spring migration northwards

phoca_thumb_l_dscn1332Arlie, the adult Lesser Spotted Eagle whose movements the Conservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle LIFE project team have been tracking by satellite transmitter since last year, has started his spring migration northwards. The satellite information, charted using the Argos System, shows that between 8 and 11 am on the 14th February, he started flying North East from Namibia. By the 17th, he had travelled 650km, bringing him near the border of Zambia.

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The second satellite transmitter mounted on a Saker Falcon in Romania

Photo: Socrate Adrianopolit

On the 1st of June 2012, coordinated by the Milvus Group, a satellite transmitter was mounted on a Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug), the second one in Romania. The aim of these activities is to gather information about the life of Sakers. By following the movements of these birds, ornithologists can discover all the factors threatening the birds during their flight and identify adequate conservation measures, indispensable to stabilize the species’ breeding population. Continue reading

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Good news from Béni ”the Survivor”

Photo: Saverio Gatto

In one of our previous articles we were expressing our worries about Béni, the surviving 2010 nestling which got stuck in the south of the Sinai Peninsula on its way back to Africa after having spent the summer In Turkey and did not manage to finds his way to Africa above the Suez Channel. Our reasons for concern were well grounded, as in 2010 another juvenile, Adél, had lost her life in the same area of the Sinai Peninsula. Béni 1 is the juvenile which amazed everybody last year when, after having succeeded in crossing the Sahara, he broke all records: the fastest speed (92 km/h), the longest distance covered in one single day (511,7 km) and the most kilometres covered in total during migration (13869,17 km until 06.01.2011). Continue reading

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