4 new nests of Lesser Spotted Eagle was found by BSPB team


The number of active nests of Lesser Spotted Eagle in the LIFE project "Forests of the eagle" are 4 more, reaching 60. New nests with new pairs were found by a team of BSPB during the winter monitoring in December and February, two of them are located in Sakar and the other two - in Western Strandja. The determination of the breeding areas of Lesser Spotted Eagle is one of the main activities of the project "Forests of the eagle", which aims to identify existing breeding areas within the 16 areas under the project "Natura 2000" and those near them.  

Experts trained in geographic information systems for forests


Three-day training in geographic information systems (GIS) for forests were held in Svilengrad, Topolovgrad and Sliven by project "Preserve key forest habitats of the Lesser Spotted Eagle in Bulgaria". Trainings are implementing activities E3 "Organization of specialized training for forest owners, managers and senior management to facilitate the implementation of innovative good forestry practices favoring biodiversity“. In the training attended by representatives of the Executive Forest Agency, Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds, the Southeast state...

International Day of Forests


The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012.  The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.  On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.  The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.  The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.

The migration of Lesser Spotted Eagles


Very nice website  http://birdmap.5dvision.ee/EN/2016/autumn?line=1&track=0&speed=1  with near real life locations and tracks of 9 species.  On the attached picture the stunning tracks of 7 Lesser Spotted Eagles.  Their migration path is more than 8000 km's long and for the most part not wider than about 100 km's! Trektellen.org