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Surprise update on Redbreasts’ movements

14.06.2019

It is final – all of “Our” Redbreasts have left Gydan and jumped over to Taymyr! Following a prolonged stay on Gydan peninsula, where many of the tagged geese were hanging around what looked like on the areal images a typical breeding habitat for a Redbreast, they all rushed to Taymyr within couple of days. […]

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The tagged geese have occupied their nesting grounds

10.06.2019

“Our” red-breasted geese have already reached the breeding territories and the data from the transmitters show that some of them have occupied their nesting grounds. Some of the birds will most probably nest on Gidan peninsula and the others will nest on the Taymir peninsula. The migration of the Red-breasted Geese from North Kazakhstan to […]

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Redbreasts are approaching their nesting grounds

29.05.2019

The Red-breasted geese have started the final stage of their migration to the breeding grounds. On May 27 and 28, four of the birds tagged with transmitters left the territory of Kazakhstan and headed North to their nesting grounds in the Arctic tundra in Russia. A record-holder has so far been an adult male who […]

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Ten GPS tagged Redbreasts will reveal the secrets of their migration

21.05.2019

A field team of the LIFE for Safe Flight project completed the first transmitter tagging of Red-breasted Gееse in Kazakhstan in the period 9-18th  May 2019. A team of local experts and volunteers managed to capture 17 red-breasted geese, 10 of which were fitted with satellite and GPS transmitters. The team of local experts and […]

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Battle to save Black Sea wetlands honoured with Whitley Award for conservation

07.05.2019

A conservationist committed to protecting critical wintering grounds for migratory birds in Bulgaria has been honoured with a prestigious Whitley Award by HRH the Princess Royal tonight (1 May). Nikolai Petkov, Coordinator of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB)’s programme for the conservation of the red-breasted Goose is working to preserve these […]

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Red-breasted Goose on Stage

01.04.2019

On 29th March on the stage of the assembly hall of the Russian National Gymnasium in the framework of the Year of the Theater, the Republican contest of theatrical performances “Red-breasted Goose – Beauty of Manych” was held with the support of the international flyway project for the preservation of these rare birds “Life for […]

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Safe Passage Granted to Redbreasts in Kalmykia in the Spring!

27.02.2019

Recently we received great news from our Project partners in Russia – the Government of Republic of Kalmykia has closed the spring hunting in 2019! In October last year the LIFE for Safe Flight partners in Russia initiated a high level meeting in Kalmykia to discuss issues with spring hunting and options to reduce its […]

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Red-breasted Goose class for school children in Kalmykia

21.02.2019

In Yashkul multidisciplinary gymnasium there has been a special class – hour of ecology for students of 5-8 grade “From the Red Data Book pages – Red-breasted Goose”. The event has been opened by the leader of the club “Natural Herritage” E.A. Samtanova, who told the history of the development of Red Data Book  and […]

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Poachers have shot through the field car of BSPB in Durankulak

21.02.2019

Late in the evening the car of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds was shot at, while parked in the yard of Durankulak Field Station. The most probably perpetrators of this vandal act are poachers, who are active in the illegal fishing in the lakes of Shabla and Durankulak. Teams of the BSPB […]

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The Red-breasted Geese are most numerous in Burgas area this winter

21.02.2019

The highest number of Red-breasted Geese this winter in Bulgaria was observed around the Burgas lakes. This is the results of recent monitoring counts made this weekend. Some 6000 Red-breasted Geese have been observed by the team that monitors the dynamic of the numbers of this globally threatened species on the territory of the lakes […]

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Just a few hundreds of Redbreasts were observed during the last days of 2018

04.01.2019

Just a few hundreds of Red-breasted Geese were observed in Bulgaria during the last days of 2018, when the successive goose winter monitoring took place in Coastal Dobrudzha, Svishtovsko-Belene lowlands and the Burgas lakes complex, implemented by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.   Red-breasted geese/Nikolai Petkov/www.naturephotos.eu “The decrease in numbers of red-breasted […]

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The Redbreasts increased significantly in Coastal Dobrudzha in a week time

12.12.2018

From 1 to 1500 have increased the Red-breasted Geese wintering in Coastal Dobrudzha for a period of just one week. This is the information submitted by our field team of BSPB working in NE Bulgaria.   The numbers of the Greater White-fronted Geese has also increased and now the species numbers about 5,000 birds. The […]

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