On Saturday May 12th the bird tower birdwatching arranged by the Estonian Ornithological Society took place. From the event results were received from 13 observation towers where 148 species altogether were seen. The towers were visited by more than 70 visitors.
The bird tower watching day this time was sunny and warm everywhere. It was pleasant for the watchers and visitors to the towers, but in several places a smaller singing activity of birds was noted because of the warm weather. In many watching sites migration of Branta nad Anser geese was noted. They are currently continuing their migration to their Arctic nesting areas in north-western
The greatest number of species was noted in the Ilmatsalu watching tower in Tartumaa this year, where Mariliis Paal and Raul Vilk saw 90 bird species during 8 hours.
Great rarities were not seen this time on the towers watching day but from the birdwatching towers many exciting bird species or species just arrived from migration were seen such as corncrake, avocet, oriol, citrine wagtail and penduline tit.
A more detailed result from the bird tower watching day can be read here.
The Estonian Ornithological Society thanks all supervisors at the birdwatching tower day: Sten Lassmann, Eedi Lelov, Toomas Mastik, Linda Metsaorg, Kalle Muru, Riho Männik, Urmas Männik, Kadri Niinsalu, Margus Ots, Mariliis Paal, Vilja Padonik, Marko Valker, Raul Vilk.
Coordinator of the birdwatching tower day