Field survey to try to reveal the numbers of migratory geese populations in Kazakhstan


On the World Bird Migratory Day this year an international expedition organized by AEWA Secretariat, BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria and ACBK will try to get closer to understanding the numbers and population status of two of the rarest goose species – the Lesser White-fronted Goose and the Red-breasted Goose. An international team which includes experts from BSPB […]

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Celebrate the epic journey of the red-breasted geese on World Migratory Bird day


Migration of the red-breasted geese is an inspiring story about endurance, resilience and beauty. Twice a year their whole population fly over 6000 km in two continents in search of the best wintering and breeding grounds. From Arctic Russia, through Kazakhstan, Kalmykia, Ukraine, Romania to Bulgaria – is has to overcome not only the distance […]

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“Draw Bran”


National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds and Society of animalists florists and scientific illustrators – SAFSI invite you to participate in the children drawing contest “Draw Bran”. The contest will be held between 27th  of September to 2nd of November 2021. The participants should […]

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Kites with Red-breasted Geese flew over Shabla


Kite Festival took place in Shabla on the 4th and 5th of September and we participated in it. It was a great fun and we had the opportunity to talk about the Red-breasted Goose. About 70% of the population of the Red-breasted Goose winters in the region of Shabla and Durankulak and we told the […]

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Exchange of experience for environmentally friendly tourism between Shabla and Madzharovo municipalities


Between 27th and 30th May representatives of Shabla municipality took part in a guided tour organized by the Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds. It aimed at presenting the opportunities for development of local economy that alternative tourism gives in small and medium-sized municipalities. The participants met the deputy mayor of Madzharovo municipality Ivan Semerdzhiev […]

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Kazakhstan Experts successfully tagged 5 more Redbreasts


For consecutive year, experts from the University of North Kazakhstan and ASBK conducted a field expedition to capture and tag wild geese during the spring migration in northern Kazakhstan. The North Kazakhstan region is a transit zone for numerous flocks of wild geese that are on their way to their breeding grounds in Arctic Russia. […]

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LIFE for Safe Fly project was part of the Tulip Festival in Kalmykia


The partners of the project “LIFE for Safe Flight” from the management of the reserve “Chernie Zemli” presented the interactive exhibition on the migration of red-breasted geese during the traditional Tulip Festival, which takes place every April in the Republic of Kalmykia (Russia). The Tulip Festival in Kalmykia has been held since 2013. This year […]

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Red-breasted geese Peter and Pantaley are already in Kalmykia


For most of us, spring occurs in the first days of March, and astronomical spring only in the second half of March, but for birds, spring migration and preparation for it begins much earlier. In the last days of February, our tagged geese began their spring migration and are now in the Republic of Kalmykia […]

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20,000 Red-breasted geese counted in the wintering grounds in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania


We conducted the fourth coordinated census of wintering geese for this season in Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria . The highest number of Red-breasted Geese as expected was registered in Romania – 12,300 individuals. Two of the wetlands there harbour the majority of the Red-breasted Geese – the Danube Delta region and the two islands south […]

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An exhibition dedicated to the Red-breasted goose was held in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine


On February 2, on the World Wetlands Day, the National Nature Park “Tuzlivski Lymany” opened a traveling exhibition “The Flyway of the Red-breasted goose”, which was located in the lobby of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.   Iryna Burlachenko, Head of the Recreation and Ecological and Educational Department of the […]

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Kuma-Manych depression becomes a safe haven for waterbirds during spring migration


Since the start of the New Year, by the means of regional hunting regulations in the Republic of Kalmykia and in the Stavropol Territory, the Kumo-Manych depression will be permanently closed for spring hunting of waterfowl effective since 1st January 2021! The Kumo-Manych depression is a key staging area where 100% of the globally threatened […]

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18,000 Red-breasted Geese counted at the second coordinated census


The second coordinated census of wintering geese in Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria took place at the end of December. The data collected show significant similarities with those of the previous monitoring conducted in November. Nearly 18,000 Red-breasted Geese have been identified the most part of them in Romania. The number of Greater White-fronted Geese reaches […]

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