Every nature "connaisseur" would respond that Blackbirds do not migrate from north to the south and vice-versa. They just engage in vertical migration, from the mountain to the lowland during winter and from lowland to the mountain during summer. Nevertheless, some individuals undertake long travel migrations north-south and vice-versa as one Blackbird found in Tujan (Tirana) on 04/01/2018. This individual was ringed in Mazowieckie (Poland), some 60 km away from Warschau. At the moment it was found the bird had traveled some 1181 km. From the above, it is pretty obvious that bird banding offers a lot of data on bird biology and the behavior of specific species. For that reason, AOS is engaged since three years in a proper bird banding research program that aims also to increase the capacities in Albania. Join us in our activities!
Five steps to avoid the nest flooding and to improve the breeding success of the Dalmatian Pelican in Divjaka-Karavasta National Park.
Today, at about 15:00, at the custom point of Kapshtica, the prompt intervention of the State Inspectorate of Environment and Forests prevented the trafficking towards Greece of more than 300 Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis) illegally captured in Albania. Now, the Inspectorate and the Prosecution have sequestered the Goldfinches as evidence of environmental crime and they are considering the penal pursuit of this trafficking attempt. We hope that this event would be a good example for the prevention of any other trafficking case. AOS is grateful to the head of State Inspectorate and the responsible structures in Korca region for their fast reaction. AOS will further denounce every other case of illegal capture and trade. Today, 300 Goldfinches fly free in the Albanian sky. Otherwise they will be in an everlasting imprisonment.
Flamingos and Pelicans hidden from the strong wind in Patok, Goldeneye in the mist of Shkodra, thousands of waders in flying flocks in Adriatik (Durrws), water surfaces coloured in black from wintering ducks in Divjaka, grebes and coots in the lakes of Banja, Belshi, Thana etc. Since two days, our teams are in the field for the International Waterbird Census. And there are already very interesting sightings. Particlarly in Adriatik where a Phalarope is observed and in Divjaka, the most important waterbird area in the Eastern Adriatic. The result would be available very soon!