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Contribution number 16 from Antikythira Bird Observatory– Hellenic Ornithological Society / Η 16η επιστημονική εργασία για τον Ορνιθολογικό Σταθμό Αντικυθήρων – Ελληνική Ορνιθολογική Εταιρεία

Screenshot_2A new research paper on the impact of migratory birds appear to have on the dissemination of Rickettsia-infected ticks, some of which may originate from distant locations. The data of this paper were collected at ABO and Capri of Italy.

Please visit the Journals Web site to access the full text

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Μια νέα επιστημονική εργασία που αναφέρεται στη στην δυνατότητα διασποράς ενδοκυτταρικών βακτηριών του γένους Rickettsia από τα μεταναστευτικά πουλιά. Η διασπορά των παρασίτων δεν πραγματοποιείται απευθείας από τα πουλιά αλλά από τσιμπούρια που είναι προσκολλώμενα σε αυτά. Η εργασία βασίζεται σε δεδομένα που συλλέχτηκαν από τον Ορνιθολογικό Σταθμό Αντικυθήρων και τον αντίστοιχο ορνιθολογικό σταθμό του Capri στην Ιταλία.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες ανατρέξτε στην ιστοσελίδα του επιστημονικού περιοδικού όπου διατίθεται το πλήρες κείμενο του άρθρου.

Call for volunteering – Autumn 2014

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We are searching observers and bird ringers to join us as volunteers and help us carry out our bird ringing and raptor monitoring campaign for the autumn migration season of 2014.

The raptor migration monitoring will take place from the 16th of August until 28th of September.

The bird ringing campaign will take place from the 6th of August until the 5th of October.

The evaluation of the applications have now started!

To fill in an online application click here:application

Information about the accommodation, the volunteers’ tasks, how to get there, and other frequently asked questions can be found here: FAQ

Κάλεσμα για εθελοντές – Φθινόπωρο 2014

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Στα Αντικύθηρα λειτουργεί ένας, μοναδικός στο είδος του για την Ελλάδα, Ορνιθολογικός Σταθμός, όπου οι εθελοντές συμμετέχουν στην καταγραφή των μεταναστευτικών αρπακτικών πουλιών (από 16/08 έως 28/9) και στην παρακολούθηση της μετανάστευσης με τη μέθοδο των δακτυλιώσεων (από 6/09 έως 5/10).

Η υποβολή αιτήσεων συμμετοχής για τη φετινή φθινοπωρινή περίοδο έχει ήδη ξεκινήσει.

Αν και εσείς θα θέλατε να συμμετάσχετε, επισκεφτείτε τον ιστότοπο του ΟΣΑ και δηλώστε συμμετοχή!

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες επισπευτείτε τον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο FAQ

Day 54 of ringing, Spring 2014 – and the net are now closed!

 

European Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης)

European Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης)

 

The last day of bird ringing today. The valley seems naked and empty with ought volunteers and nets. In not so long  time though the autumn season will begin and the ringing site will get alive again.

In total around 15 birds today. The morning started rather nice with two European Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης)  while the last bird of the season was the a Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensi, Χωραφοσπουργίτης). Other species ringed today: Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα) and a European Serin (Serinus serinus, Σκαρθάκι).

Be tuned for a short summery of the season results…..

European Serin (Serinus serinus, Σκαρθάκι)

European Serin (Serinus serinus, Σκαρθάκι)

 

Day 53 of ringin, Spring 2014

Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα)

Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα)

Close to end of the season and the birds passing though has dropped. In total almost 25 birds were trapped today with the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος). The second most abundant was the a summer visitor at Antikythera the Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensi, Χωραφοσπουργίτης)

More and more  Eleonora’s Falcons (Falco eleonorae, Μαυροπετρίτης) are every day flying over the ringing valley either foraging !

Other birds ringed toady:

Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι),  Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα), Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα), Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)

Day 52 of ringing, Spring 2014

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης)

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης)

Much fewer birds around today that could be to the strong winds that took up after 8:00. In total we managed to ring just more than 25 in total.

Species trapped toady:

European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι), Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα), Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης)

Day 51 of ringing – a new wave of Acrocephalus Warblers and a Serin

European Serin (Serinus serinus, Σκαρθάκι)

European Serin (Serinus serinus, Σκαρθάκι)

Not a bad day for the end of the season with around 60 birds ringed and a new species for the season, the European Serin (Serinus serinus, Σκαρθάκι). The day started with a lot of Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα; around 15) and some Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα).  Furthermore today we had species that were absent for a while like the Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) and the Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος).

Other species trapped today:

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης), European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι),  Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida, Ωχροστριτσίδα), Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος) , Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensi, Χωραφοσπουργίτης), Common House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο), European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι)

Day 50 of ringing – a Common Rosefinch!

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus, Ροδόσπιζα)

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus, Ροδόσπιζα)

The clouds have gone but some birds are still around. In total we trapped more than 70 birds. The most common birds of the day was the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) but without doubt the bird of the day was the Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus, Ροδόσπιζα)! The species is a rarity in Greece but have been trapped at Antikythira in the past but never during the spring season.

Other species trapped toady:

Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταυλοχελίδονο),  Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα),Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensi, Χωραφοσπουργίτης), European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι), Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος) , Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα), Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα)

Day 49 of Ringing, Spring 2014- Rain and House Martins

Common House Martins (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο)

Common House Martins (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο)

The early morning rain and the heavy cloud seems that forced quite a few birds to stopover at Antikythera. In total we trapped more than 80 birds, much more than the previous days, of which one third was Common House Martins (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο). We also got some species we had not seen for a wile like the Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα), the  Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα) the Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος), the Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος) and the Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος).

Other species trapped today:

Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος)

We hope that the that the heavy ckoud will stay over the island for another day!

Day 48 of Ringing, Spring 2014

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A cloudy day today which made the few swallow around to fly low and into our nets. In total around 40 birds most of them Sand Martins (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο).

Other species trapped toady:

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταυλοχελίδονο), European Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα), Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensi, Χωραφοσπουργίτης)