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New publications about Short-toed Eagles available

Jun 29, 2020 / Comment

The following articles have been published online this month. In the first one Ugo Mellone summarizes and analyzes results of many years of research on the migration of birds of prey through and around the Mediterranean Sea. The pattern of most circuitous migration route is exhibited by Short-toed Snake Eagle:

• Ugo MELLONE, 2020 – Sea crossing as a major determinant for the evolution of migratory strategies in soaring birds // Journal of Animal Ecology, 89 (6): pp.1298-1301. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13241 (En).

The next paper is dedicated to the complex roadkill study. Unexpectedly, STE gets on the top 10 of the most vulnerable species of Europe:

• Clara GRILO, Elena KOROLEVA, Richard ANDRÁŠIK, Michal BÍL, Manuela GONZÁLEZ‐SUÁREZ, 2020 – Roadkill risk and population vulnerability in European birds and mammals // Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1002/fee.2216 (En).

 

Trends of Short-toed Eagle population in India

Feb 29, 2020 / 19 Comments

Ten Bird Species Whose Populations in India Have DeclinedKunal Kambli in his recent post for The Weather Channel writes that Short-toed Eagle is among the species whose populations in India have declined in last years according to:

• SoIB 2020. State of India’s Birds, 2020: Range, trends and conservation status. The SoIB Partnership. Pp 50. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

Unlike others, the population of Short-toeds in India is settled. Although, there are no more or less exact evaluations of its current size, it is undoubtedly significant, and the species is under highest legal protection in the country. However, the short- and long-term negative trends are ascertained on the background of the global population trend estimated as stable. This is a kind of unpleasant surprise and causes of the local population decline deserve to be figured out and analysed in details.

 

La Plume du Circaète n° 18

Oct 8, 2019 / Comment
Circaète Jean-le-Blanc on the LPO website

La Plume du Circaète n° 18 – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation} was released and timed to the 5th Circaetus meeting in Gémenos; with full-size images (8.9 MB) – Short-toed Eagle. file. The list of contents:

COMMUNICATIONS

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· Two Short-toed Eagles in Oise
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· Reproduction in Eure
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· Survey in Isère
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· Predations in Lozère
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News from Hérault

INTERNATIONAL

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· Switzerland · Hungary · Lithuania · Italy

Many thanks to Bernard Joubert, Jean-Pierre Malafosse, Renaud Nadal and all the authors of the bulletin for sharing their data and ideas!

 

5th Circaetus meeting in France on October 5/6, 2019

Sep 30, 2019 / Comment

5th French national Short-toed Eagle meeting in GémenosThis year the 5th meeting dedicated to Short-toed Eagle in France will be held in Gémenos, Bouches-du-Rhône /map/. The main contact persons: Richard FRÈZE, Renaud NADAL, Bernard JOUBERT and Jean-Pierre MALAFOSSE. The agenda includes the following topics: development of the national Circaetus network; some biological, ecological and behavioural considerations; reproduction and conservation of Short-toed Eagles in various regions of the country; examination of nests and others. More details in the file: Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr).

 

Örs returned to Hungary after 2 years

Jul 27, 2019 / Comment

Örs in flight / by Márton ÁRVAYÖrs the satellite-tagged Short-toed Eagle, marked as a juvenile in 2017, has returned to Hungary after two years. He hatched in the area of the Kiskunság National Park /map/ being famous for hosting the only known nesting population in the Hungarian lowlands. He spent the past winter in the Sahel Zone on the border of Sudan and South Sudan, a regular wintering area for the species. On the last day of March, he packed up and started his northbound migration, however, he stopped in Central Turkey and we were worried that he would spend the entire summer there again, after the summer of 2018. Fortunately, he decided to move on on June 24 and to our delight, he reached the border between Croatia and Hungary a bit more than a week later. Since then, he paid a visit to Burgenland, Austria and Western Slovakia where he stopped at military bases, which were probably familiar for him since he was born in one of those in Hungary. Recently, he has been in Northwestern Hungary, an area where observations of this species are quite rare.

We hope eventually he will visit his home ground and may also mark a few, so far unknown, territories in the Kiskunság area.

Gábor Papp

The map of Örs’ tracks is available on SATELLITETRACKING.EU.

 

LTO projects on Short-toed Eagle in SE Poland

Apr 29, 2019 / Comment

Short-toed Eagle adult female, by Marcin LenartThe Lublin Ornithology Society started their projects on GPS-GSM telemetry of local adult Short-toed Eagles in 2012. Some results of them are available on sites of the society, as well as conservation programs. Just use the Polish name of the species «Gadożer» as a search word to find info regarding Short-toeds in the submitted files:

• LTO, 2017 – Strategia Ochrony Ptaków Strefowych na Lubelszczyźnie [Strategy for the conservation of nest zone protected birds in the Lubelszczyzna region]: 94 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Pl).

• LTO, 2018 – Project Report. Ochrona rzadkich ptaków strefowych w wybranych obszarach Natura 2000 na Lubelszczyźnie [Protection of rare zone birds in selected Natura 2000 areas in the Lubelszczyzna region]: 50 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Pl).

• LTO, 2018 – After-life Conservation Plan. Ochrona rzadkich ptaków strefowych w wybranych obszarach Natura 2000 na Lubelszczyźnie [Protection of rare zone birds in selected Natura 2000 areas in the Lubelszczyzna region]: 21 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Pl).

• LTO, 2019 – Conservation of nest zone protected birds in the selected Natura 2000 sites in the Lubelszczyzna region – LIFE+ FINAL Report: 101 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Pl) (En).

A pair of Short-toed Eagles on the nestAlso, you can read some fresh news about observations of local Short-toed Eagles on the LTO page on Facebook, and enjoy this short video taken at the nest of a pair where the male is tagged with the GPS-GSM transmitter.

 

La Plume du Circaète n° 16-17

May 9, 2018 / Comment
Circaète Jean-le-Blanc on the LPO website

La Plume du Circaète n° 16-17 – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation} has been recently published. As usual, various unusual events, observations, ideas are reported in it. The list of contents (En):

COMMUNICATIONS

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· A Short-toed Eagle stuck in a fence
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· A bewitched Short-toed Eagle
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· Disturbance survey
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· Interaction with Ravens
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· Predation of a newt
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· Rescue of youngs
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· The issue of balance

MONITORING / CONSERVATION

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· Preservation of a breeding site in the forest of Bouconne
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· Behaviour – chronometer: is it an observation tool?
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· Success rate

INTERNATIONAL

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· The Short-toed Eagle in Northern Ukraine

TRIBUTE

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· Tribute to Christian Aussaguel

Thanks a lot to Bernard Joubert, Jean-Pierre Malafosse, Renaud Nadal and all the authors of the bulletin for sharing their materials!