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Develop your filed skills at ABO!

The Antikythira Bird Observatory, Hellenic Ornithological Society is offering three (unpaid) Internship positions during the spring season of 2017. The subjects of the internships are • Butterfly and Moth surveys. Operating a moth trap and conducting butterfly surveys. (end of march- end of May) • Bird Surveys. Participating in birds counts, bird ringing and tracking […]

Bird Ringing opportunity in Greece – open call for volunteering, Spring 2017 (end of March – end of May)

Antikythira Bird Observatory (ABO), run by the Hellenic Ornithological Society / BirdLife Greece, is organizing a bird ringing campaign, supervised by the Hellenic Bird Ringing Center. We hereby invite you to participate in our bird ringing campaign (either as a ringer or a helper). Volunteer applications for the spring season of 2017 have just started. […]

Raptor and soaring bird count for 25/9/16. Autumn 2016 – Day 39.

The wind slowed down today. We had E to SE winds up to 6bf and the raptor activity was a bit better than the previous days. For more info check the link below : http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1697/20160925

Spring 2016, day 53 of bird ringing

The migration is fading and today was a slow day. In total only 14 birds. Daily total can be found here: http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1696/20160518

Spring 2016, day 51 of bird ringing

The winds were even stronger today and thus we got few birds (31 in total). We still though have a fair variety of species that reached up to 10. As yesterday the House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο was the most common species ringed. Daily totals can be found here: http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1696/20160516

Spring 2016, day 50 of bird ringing

Yesterday we had to close the nets after the first net round due to rain that lasted more or less up to midday. The weather improved slightly today So we managed to ring though the whole constant effort session. The bird of the day was defiantly the Common House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο ;39 ringed). […]

Spring 2016, day 46 of bird ringing

A really hot day today with significantly less bids, around 60 in the constant effort site. The Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) is still the most common species by far being half of the birds trapped. Daily totals can be found here: http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1696/20160511

Spring 2016, day 45 of bird ringing

Garden warblers are reaching their peak with more of the half ringed today belonging to them. Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης) are all around the place are was the second most common species at the ringing table. Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο) are still around but in lower numbers. The bird of the day though […]

Spring 2016, day 44 of bird ringing

Strong wind today as well but nevertheless, as yesterday, we had had good catch today (117 in the constant effort). The most abundant species was the Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο) followed by the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος). Daily totals can be found here:http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1696/20160509

Spring 2016, day 43 of bird ringing

Stronger winds today but nevertheless we had 90 birds in total (71 in the constant effort). The most abundant species was the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) and second most common the Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο). The bird of the day was without any doubt the Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus, Μαυροκιρκίνεζο) a species that […]