Yearly Archives: 2012
On Tuesday, 27th November 2012, the workshop about establishment and management of marine Natura 2000 sites for the Mediterranean Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii) in Slovenia was carried out.
On Wednesday and Thursday, 4th and 5th October, we caught two Mediterranean Shags near the town of Izola and equipped them with GPS telemetry devices. The birds were named Ari and Šime. This is the first case of GPS telemetry applied on birds in Slovenia. The aim of the telemetry of Shags in the project SIMARINE-NATURA is to collect data about their home ranges in the period of their summering at Slovenian sea. These data are crucial for identifying the new marine Natura 2000 sites for the Mediterranean Shag in Slovenia.
A large group of Mediterranen Shags was observed by the Slovenian coast between Koper and Izola around noon today (9th October). Around 350 individuals was floating just nearby the coast and was probably following a flock of fish. Numerous gulls, mostly black-headed (Larus ridibundus), were accompanying them. A similar scene was observed on the same place last Thursday, 5th October, when a group of Shags followed a flock of see neadles (Belone belone).
During regular monitoring of seabirds at Slovenian sea, on 23rd August 2012, Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) was observed on open sea between Izola and Piran. A juvenile individual was floating on surface of the sea about 7 km from the coast. This is an exceptional observation since there have been only four accounts on occurence of this species in Slovenia.
In june we started monitoring seabirds at sea according to the standard ESAS methodology (European Seabirds at Sea). The monitoring, aiming at identifying the most important foraging areas of the Mediterranean Shags and other seabirds in Slovenian sea, is being done along 43 nautical miles (80 km) long transect. Continue reading
The 21st Youth ornithological camp, organized by the DOPPS BirdLife Slovenia, will be held this summer on the Slovenian coast, in the town of Prade.
We kindly invite you to attend the final presentation of the work of young ornithologists, which will be on Monday, 2nd July 2012 at 11 am, in the Primary School “Elvira Vatovec Prade”, Pobeška cesta 52, Koper, Slovenia.
The youth ornithological camp will be organized in the beginning of school holidays, from 25th June to 2nd July 2012 at the Slovenian coast. Invited are young adults between 11 and 22 years old who wish to deepen their knowledge in ornithology and nature conservation, to improve bird identification skills at the field and to associate and share experience with other young people and the mentors.