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Post by maertha » November 28th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Have you ever heard about eBird?

What is eBird? “A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.”
Read more http://help.ebird.org/customer/en/porta ... -is-ebird-

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Post by maertha » November 29th, 2017, 5:19 pm

Ireland: Talons crossed for the next milestone for the reintroduction project :-)

"Hopes are high for a wild-bred Irish White-tailed Sea Eagle pairing and nesting for the first time in 2018/19!"
Golden Eagle Trust/FB, 29 November 2017 https://de-de.facebook.com/Golden-Eagle ... 808950774/

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Post by Solo » November 29th, 2017, 8:06 pm

maertha wrote:Have you ever heard about eBird?....
TY :D and also for all your work in this thread :2thumbsup:

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Post by maertha » November 30th, 2017, 5:23 pm

What you can do to save wildlife: Tell the EU to #BanLead!

Here https://www.birdlife.org/banlead is a short statement, prepared by BirdLife. If you agree with the message, you can tweet it to the European Chemicals Agency by simply clicking on the 'I want to #BanLead!' button below the statement. You can also like and share a BirdLife Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/birdlife.europ ... 50/?type=3

And here is one reason why I want to #BanLead:


This footage was published by veterinarian Madis Leivits. According to the YouTube info text, the eagle was found in January 2014 by hunters in a forest in Estonia. This bird exhibits symptoms of an acute lead poisoning, which was confirmed by a blood test (blood lead levels were higher than 65 micrograms/decilitre).
  • You want more background information on the effect of lead on humans and wildlife? I have compiled some material. See 16 February 2016 (EU: Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird lives at risk) viewtopic.php?f=46&t=236&p=439495#p439495
  • A great short film about this topic is “The Non-Lead Hunter” (Anthony Prieto). vimeo info text: “The film features Anthony on the hunt for wild pigs and speaking with a falconer and avian veterinarians who help us to understand the threat that fragments of lead ammunition pose to scavenger animals like the golden eagle. This is a story of how small changes can have big effects in preserving wildlife for future generations.” https://vimeo.com/37272263

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Post by Liz01 » November 30th, 2017, 6:07 pm

maertha, :hi: Thank you for the link. :2thumbsup:
But it only works on Twitter and Facebook? Is it not a petition?

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Post by maertha » November 30th, 2017, 6:31 pm

Liz01 wrote:But it only works on Twitter and Facebook? Is it not a petition?
No, it works not only Facebook or Twitter - that´s just the simplest and quickest way. I probably should have mentioned the other option too. The details are explained on the website. In a nutshell:

The “EU’s European Chemicals Agency is currently considering a ban on the use of lead shot for hunting in wetlands. It is running an online public consultation on the issue until 21st December.”
Therefore BirdLife encourages nature lovers to participate in the European Chemicals Agency's public consultation. It's online and open to the public; the link is at the end of the website https://www.birdlife.org/banlead

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Post by Liz01 » November 30th, 2017, 6:36 pm

Thank you meartha. :2thumbsup: I will read that and share on facebook. I don't like facebook, bu I have an account :laugh:

Thanks for the ebird link too. It is a great link.

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Post by maertha » November 30th, 2017, 6:44 pm

Youre welcome, Liz. And thanks for sharing the campaign!

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Post by maertha » December 3rd, 2017, 1:38 pm

Sea-Eagle rescue in Iceland

“A frail Sea-Eagle was rescued in West-Iceland on Thursday by professional outdoorsman and Icelandic Snapchat star, Snorri Rafnsson. (…) Sea-Eagles are rare in Iceland and became almost extinct. The population has been well protected since the early 20th century, and is on the rise. The Sea-Eagle population consists of 75 adult pairs, a triple in population size since 1964. About 25-30 pairs are able to successfully raise offspring every year.”

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Post by maertha » December 6th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Netherlands: Police eagles and rats fired from job

“The police stop the use of birds of prey to intercept unwanted drones. A year after the start of this project, it appears that this form of innovation does not have the desired result, partly because the technical development of drones is so fast. (…) In 2016, the police decided to deploy birds of prey operation against unwanted drones. The police bought sea eagle chicks to train and started training their own bird guides. (…) The self-training, keeping and deployment of the birds of prey turns out to be more complex and difficult to implement in practice than previously shown in the project. It also proved more costly. The operational demand for support is less than expected, with the underlying reason that the bird of prey could also be a safety risk because he might not be doing what he was trained for. In controlled training situations the birds of prey performed well, but what if it is 'real'?”

Since also some trained rats were not as effective as expected, both projects were stopped. According to the news release, “the birds of prey are accommodated in a suitable location where expert care is guaranteed. The rats have now found a good home.” 6 December 2017, Dutch Police/News https://www.politie.nl/nieuws/2017/dece ... atten.html


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Post by Liz01 » December 6th, 2017, 6:27 pm

maertha :hi:
maertha wrote: Dutch Police are training eagles to grab drones from the sky..............Police fight drones with eagles...................
Thank you for this good news :2thumbsup:
I am glad that the project has failed. :bow:

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Post by maertha » December 9th, 2017, 11:09 am

Netherlands: New website for Lauwersmeer National Park

A White-tailed Eagle breeding pair – still very rare birds in the country – lives in the area. The observation platform Zomerhuisbos (Kollumeroord) provides a view into the WtE breeding territory.

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Post by maertha » December 9th, 2017, 5:51 pm

What is Light Pollution?

“Most of us are familiar with air, water, and land pollution, but did you know that light can also be a pollutant?” Learn more http://www.darksky.org/light-pollution/

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Post by maertha » December 20th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Opinion: Just let wildlife manage wildlife

Article by Jim Crumley https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/opinion ... -wildlife/

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Post by maertha » December 24th, 2017, 7:17 am

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Little Drummer Boy - by students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

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Post by maertha » December 31st, 2017, 9:53 am

Carol of the Bells wasn´t originally a Christmas song

“Rice University anthropology student is studying the song’s genealogy.” Read more http://news.rice.edu/2004/12/13/carol-o ... tmas-song/
Here is a handpan version; arranged, performed & produced by Vasilis Vasiliou from Cyprus.



Image I wish all Looduskalender members and readers a happy and healthy 2018. Thank you for your interest in the White-tailed Eagle Database!

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Post by maertha » January 2nd, 2018, 5:29 pm

Ireland: Two is company, three's a crowd

News from the (former) breeding trio 2010 female 16, 2011 male M and 2001 male L.
1 January 2018, Golden Eagle Trust/Facebook https://de-de.facebook.com/Golden-Eagle ... 808950774/

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Post by maertha » January 5th, 2018, 5:45 pm

UK/Scotland: Trial of laser beams to scare sea eagles from lambs

“Shining laser beams onto hillsides could be used as a method of scaring white-tailed sea eagles away from flocks of sheep.”
Read more: BBC News Highlands & Islands, 5 January 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-hig ... s-42578354

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Post by maertha » January 7th, 2018, 12:56 pm

USA: Snatched by hungry eagle, little dog lives to bark the tale

“Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister’s little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and disappeared over the trees.”
Read more https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 010052001/

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Post by maertha » January 10th, 2018, 6:17 pm

USA: Happy Save the Eagles Day!

The bald eagle has been removed from the endangered species list about ten years ago.

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Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus By Judy Gallagher
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