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Archive for January, 2014

Visualizing avian flight patterns by Dennis Hlynsky

A really nice technique used by Dennis Hlynsky of Rhode Island School of Desing, visualizing avian flight patterns. We picked it up from Bitacora Naturae, where it is mentioned that the technique has application in bird conservation as it could be used in collision models with wind turbines and power lines. We would add that it also has some […]

Contribution number 14 from Antikythira Bird Observatory– Hellenic Ornithological Society

West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus with birds as the primary vertebrate host. Ticks have, however, been suggested to be potential reservoirs of WNV. ABO participated in a study than investigated ticks role in the spread of the virus. Ticks, were collected from birds migrating northwards from Africa to Europe at ABO and […]

Volunteer video message in Slovak and Cypriot-Greek from Julia & Louis.

Julia & Louis former volunteers at ABO talks about her experience participating at the project and invite you to join the bird ringing volunteer project (put on the captions for English subs)!

Contribution number 13 from Antikythira Bird Observatory– Hellenic Ornithological Society.

Recently a small study come out regarding the first record of Balearic’ Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata balearica, Jordans 1913) on Antikythera. This specific bird was ringed on Antikythera by ABO and recovered in its breeding area in Menorca (Balearic Islands). The finding may indicate that the subspecie adopt quite a different spring migration strategy from […]

Video message in Greek from Elpiniki!

Elpiniki a former volunteer talks about her experience participating at ABO’s activities and invites you to join the bird ringing volunteer project (in Greek; put on the captions for English subs)!

Video message in Spanish from Carlos!

  Carlos a former volunteer invites you to join the bird ringing volunteer project (in Spanish; put on the captions for English subs)!  

ABO’s open call for volunteering Spring 2014 (end of March – end of May)

Antikythira Bird Observatory (ABO), run by the Hellenic Ornithological Society (the Greek partner of BirdLife International), 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 2014 […]

Video message in Spanish from Eli!

Eli is talking, in Spanish (put on the captions for English subs) about her experience at ABO and invites you to come and join the project!  

Contribution number 12 from Antikythira Bird Observatory– Hellenic Ornithological Society.

An interesting study based on data collected at ABO have recently been published in the Journal of Parasitology. The manuscript is about a leech that was found parasitizing the ocular orbit of a common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) trapped during ABO’s constant effort bird ringing campaign during spring season of 2012. Morphological and molecular characterizations placed […]

ABO’s Bird ringing Newsletter Vol 6

 I hope that you are fine and I wish you all a happy New Year! May 2014 is full fruitful and full on birding excitements! Like every January, the new volume of ABO’s Bird ringing Newsletter is out! You can have a look here: http://issuu.com/antikythira.bird.observatory/docs/vol6