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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.

 

ST Eagles in the West African Bird DataBase

Jun 28, 2019 / Comment

Short-toed Snake Eagle - Circaète Jean-le-Blanc on the WABDaB siteThis online database contains observations of birds in Western and Central Africa, including many records of Short-toed Eagles in Niger and Chad, i.e. in the traditional wintering area of the eagles from Europe and the Middle East. All records are linked to the map, some of them has photos taken in the wild, exporting data to MS Excel is available.

 

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.

 

Merged data on photographing Short-toed Eagles

Mar 31, 2019 / Comment

Best photos of Short-toed Eagle on Birds of Northern EurasiaAskar Isabekov has merged data from different birdwatching websites on the Birds of Northern Eurasia portal. This database allows to monitor appearing new pictures and observations of various bird species in several countries of Northern Eurasia, including Short-toed Eagles. At least 3 out of currently 12 regional sites were mentioned on HoverOverUs before.

 

Comparative studies of migration and distribution

Dec 8, 2018 / Comment

The authors of the following papers studied Short-toed Eagles among other Raptors. Here are the results of those comparative studies focused on monitoring of migrating birds and on distribution constraints:

M. PANUCCIO, M. GUSTIN, G. BOGLIANI, 2011 – A comparison of two methods for monitoring migrating broad-winged Raptors approaching a long water crossing // Avocetta, 35 (1-2): pp. 13-17. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

• J.L. TELLERÍA, G. FANDOS, E. TENA, R. CARBONELL, A. ONRUBIA, A. QNINBA, Á. RAMÍREZ, 2018 – Constraints on raptor distribution at the southwestern boundary of the Palaearctic: implications for conservation // Biodiversity and Conservation: pp. 1-17. (En).

 

Staying in N France and migration in S Turkey

Oct 31, 2018 / Comment

Two Short-toed Eagles together, Brassoir - 2016 / by Rémi MalignatHenry de Lestanville describes in his paper staying of 2 Short-toed Eagles at Brassoir in summer 2016 and the current status of the species in Picardy /map/:

• Henry DE LESTANVILLE, 2018 – Stationnement de deux Circaètes Jean-le-blanc Circaetus gallicus à Brassoir en 2016 [Staying of two Short-toed Eagles at Brassoir in 2016] // Avocette, 42 (1) – Revue naturaliste de Picardie Nature: pp. 3-8. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr).

An impressive number of ST Eagles migrating at Sarimazi, Southern Turkey /map/, in autumn 2018 is reported on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE site: 10853. This raises a lot of questions about real strength of their streams from Eastern Europe. Many thanks to Gábor Papp for sharing!

 

Short-toed Eagle research projects in Croatia

Sep 30, 2018 / Comment

The following paper by Ivan Budinski established principles of the local Short-toed Eagle population monitoring program in Croatia:

• Ivan BUDINSKI, 2014 – Nacionalni program za monitoring zmijara (Circaetus gallicus) [National monitoring program for Short-toed Eagle] // Udruga BIOM. Zagreb: 10 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Hr).

The author is one of Croatian researchers involved in the project of GPS tracking of Paško, the local young Short-toed Eagle. The map of the bird’s migratory movements is available online and regularly updated.