After Langeac (2004), Nadaillac (2008), and Florac (2012) the 4th Circaetus meeting took place in Roquefixade (the Ariège Department), on October 8th and 9th, 2016. Forty naturalists involved in the monitoring of the species, found themselves there at the invitation of Nature Midi-Pyrénées and LPO Mission Rapaces, to share their experience of the studies. The total number of the meeting participants was about fifty. The program illustrated the diversity of birders’ approaches within their means and goals.
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As previously announced, the 4th meeting of the Short-toed Snake Eagle French national network in Roquefixade (the Ariège Department) /map/ is scheduled for October 8th and 9th, 2016. This conference is a meeting between passionate volunteers and not a scientific symposium. The program is not yet complete and it is still possible to propose communications. Any experience in monitoring Short-toed Eagles is of great interest and deserves to be shared.
Please, read the detailed information about the meeting: (Fr).
The 4th meeting of the Short-toed Snake Eagle French national network is planned to be held: welcome to the Cathar Country!
The sessions will be held in the town hall where the Eagle Owl meeting was held in 2014. Detailed information about food and accommodation of the participants will be available soon in the next announcement and the registration form.
As usual, the presentations cover various topics: general monitoring of Short-toed Eagle in various regions by local groups, various fields of biology or ecoethology, protection and conservation of the species… All your works are of interest and deserve to be better known.
The presentations should take not more than 20 minutes to allow 10 minutes discussion after each of them. Proposals of your speeches are expected from now on.
To be accepted, your submission must be sent in the form of a summary to one of us (emails below) by July 30th in order to set the agenda for the two days of the meeting.
A registration brochure will be available very soon. Thanks in advance for retaining the date in your fall calendar!
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Please, enjoy the article published in Terre Sauvage and pictures of Short-toed Eagles adorning the text. These magnificent photos are taken by professional nature photographer David Allemand who has worked on the eagles in the Natural Regional Park of the Verdon /map/ during three years:
• Johannes BRAUN, 2013 – Circaète Jean-le-Blanc. Chasseur d’écailles [Short-toed Eagle. Hunter for scaly ones] // Terre Sauvage, n° 290, Mars-Avril: pages 38-44. – (Fr). The article was prepared in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Malafosse, Bernard Joubert and Renaud Nadal.
• 3e Rencontre Circaète : Florac, 13 et 14 Octobre 2012 (Fr). Heartfelt thanks to Renaud Nadal for sharing this! The meeting was successful. Let’s wish the organizers to maintain this good tradition in the future!
This gathering of French specialists will be open to any foreign colleagues who want to participate.
Saturday 13th oct / from 9h30 until evening : indoor conferences.
Sunday 14th oct / outdoor visit : on the high limestone plateaux on the Lozère Causses.
The Circaetus gallicus specialists’ meeting is planned to be held this year in Florac /map/. Please view the informational letter prepared by Bernard Joubert, Jean-Pierre Malafosse and Renaud Nadal: (Fr).
Such, already traditional, meetings are important for establishing closer contacts between the Short-toed Eagle watchers from different regions of France and also of other countries belonging to the range of this magnificient bird.