Results of birdrace Estonian Open 2014 / Linnuralli Estonian Open 2014 tulemused

Information from  Mariliis Märtson, chairman, Estbirding
Photo Arne Ader
Translation: Liis
 Red-footed falcons have a good invasion year 
 
On August 16, 2014 the 20th Estonian Open birdrace, arranged by Estbirding and Viron Lintuseura, took place in all of Estonia. A record number of 23 teams with altogether 94 members participated. In the race a new team record was set by the mixed Finnish-Estonian team Spithamn who in 14 hours collected 167 species. In addition to the team record the number of species seen by all teams during one race was bettered. Moreover, this year two teams (RC&Co and Sunset ökoriders) made an ecorace for the first time in the history of the race, using bicycles as the only mean of transport.
 
The weather was variable, from time to time it was raining which made birdwatching complicated. But despite this the race turned out to be very exciting. Among interesting species that were seen in the race area were the yellow-legged gull, red-necked phalarope and ortolan bunting in Hiiumaa; penduline tit, partridge, parrot crosbill and redpoll in Läänemaa; eagle owl, grey wagtail and black kite in Harjumaa. Red-footed falcons have a good invasion year at the moment, and the 15 specimens seen at the birdrace underlined this clearly.
 
RESULTS
1. 167 Spithamn (Aki Aintila, Margus Ellermaa, Juho Könönen, Markus Lampinen, Tarvo Valker)
2. 152 MuoviLabaJengi (Teppo Lehtola, Petteri Mäkelä, Tom Nordblad, Jarkko Santaharju, Roni Väisänen)
3. 150 Takaveto (Vesa Jouhki, Andreas Linden, Jukka Salokangas, Andreas Uppstu, Peter Uppstu)
4. 148 Team Ristisaari (Petri Ripatti, Kari Soilevaara, Petteri Tolvanen, Ari Vuorio)
5. 146 Himantopus Himantopus (Ivars Brediks, Andris Klepers, Ieva Mārdega, Mārcis Tīrums)
6. 143 Sylvia (Mika Bruun, Asko Rokala, Roland Sundström, Ari Veijalainen)
7. 141 Nahkhiirmees (Jan Nordblad, Timo Pettay, Matti Rekilä, Juha Sjöholm, Erkki Valsta)
8. 139 Bad Company (Kuido Kõiv, Mati Salumäe, Tiit Vohta)
9. 138 Länemaa Linnuklubi (Trinus Haitjema, Mati Kose, Renno Nellis, Hannes Pehlak)
10. 137 Eesti Naised (Mariliis Märtson, Marju Erit, Triin Kaasiku, Aire Orula, Reet Rannik)
11.-12. 136 FC Fallos (Heikki Eriksson, Jukka Hatva, Juha Laaksonen, Pasi Pirinen, Tuomas Seimola)
11.-12. 136 V5 (Madis Karu, Raul Vilk, Kris Voog, Kaarel Võhandu)
13. 133 RC&Co (Margus Ots, Uku Paal, Ranno Puumets, Peeter Raudsepp)
14. 132 Vantaa (Heikki Luoto, Leena Luoto, Biti Ojala, Markku Ojala)
15. 132 Kõrvemaa Suusaklubi (Aki Arkiomaa, Johan Hassel, Jari Kårlund, Timo Nuoranen)
16.-17. 124 Kuldkihar ja kolm Karu (Tiina Mäkelä, Henry Tennberg, Jyrki Tolvanen, Juha Tuomaala)
16.-17. 124 Bilia (Christer Casagrande, Seppo Grönlund, Jaakko Hynninen, Istvan Kecskemeti)
18. 122 FC Pullus (Ilpo Hanski, Ilpo Huolman, Martti Vattulainen, Erkki Virolainen)
19. 120 Buteo (Eedi Lelov, Heikki Luhamaa, Riho Männik, Kalle Muru)
20. 115 Unioni (Risto Lammin-Soila, Tuomas Lukkarinen, Petteri Uusivouri)
21. 101 Sunset ökoriders (Timo Böhme, Lauri Mäenpää, Minna Mäenpää, Leena Törnqvist)
22. 99 Male&Female (Ave Huugen, Sander Sirelbu)
23. 97 Qkakk (Martin Piispea, Rene Ottesson, Meelis Suurkaev)
 
A total of 206 species
 
”Aces“
MuoviLabaJengi – yellow-legged gull LARCAC, red-necked phalarope PHALOB, ortolan bunting EMBHOR
Team Ristisaari – Blyth’s reed warbler ACRDUM
Himantopus Himantopus – kingfisher ALCATT
Sylvia – penduline tit REMPEN
Bad Company – great bittern BOTSTE
Eesti Naised – parrot crossbill LOXPYT
RC&Co – grey partridge PERPER, redpoll CARMEA
Vantaa– Eurasian collared dove STRDEC
Kuldkihar ja kolm Karu – grey wagtail MOTCIN
Bilia – eagle owl BUBBUB
Buteo – greater spotted eagle AQUCLA
Qkakk – black kite MILMIG
 
Next year the birdrace Estonian Open will take place on August 15th, and the area for the birdrace will be East Viru County. We hope once more for a great participation.


 

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