Our Red-breasted Geese are already in Kazakhstan


Where are the tagged geese now? Slowly, but steadily they are advancing to the breeding grounds. After spending about a month in Kalmykia (Russia), most of them reached western Kazakhstan in early April. The geese are likely to remain there until the second half of May and then  they will complete the final stage of […]

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Help to protect the Durankulak Lake in Bulgaria


Durankulak Lake – a Ramsar site and Natura 2000 Special Protected Area in NE Bulgaria is in danger! There is a detrimental investment proposal which will endanger the biodiversity of the lake, its water resources without any real benefit to the local community or the region. The investment proposal for intensive fisheries and urbanization of […]

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New Technologies Development to Benefit the Red-breasted Goose


TheGPS transmitters we put on Red-breasted Geese give us extremely valuable information about migration, breeding and staging sites, threats and underlying causes of mortality. However, despite we use the best design for the species they are difficult to fit and often not comfortable for the birds. That is why a year ago we at the […]

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Emilia has a follower from Romania


Earlier this year, we told you about Emilia, one of 10 Red-breasted Geese equipped with satellite transmitters, which was found in a farm yard in the Romanian village of Victoria. Shortly afterwards, local residents of the municipality reported to our colleagues Emil Todorov and Sebastian Bugariu, who were in the area, about another Red-breasted Goose […]

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Follow the flyway of Krum, Pantaley and Damyan


The Red-breasted Geese with statellite transmitters have already arrived in Kalmykia on their way to the breeding areas. The first geese there in the end of February and now is the peak of their migrations. Some of the geese were named by children from the local schools in Durankulak and Shabla – Krum, Pantaley and […]

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Strong hunting pressure registered at wintering geese in Ukraine


Tanyu is one of the Red-breasted Geese that we tagged with a satellite transmitter in May 2019 in Kazakhstan. That allowed us to follow its migration and learn more about the nesting sites. During the breeding period the bird stayed in the Rostov region in Russia till the beginning of January and then reached the […]

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We have tagged 9 Red-breasted Geese in Bulgaria


An international team of experts is now on the field in Durankulak where they are tagging Red-breasted Geese. Members of the BSPB, SOR are there and also Bob Swan who is cannon netting expert from Scotland and Joana Klass from Woodland Park Zoo, USA – a partner of our “LIFE for Save Flight”project. There were […]

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A fire was raging in Durankulak Lake


On January 23, 2020, a very important site for birds including for the Red-breasted Goose – Eagle Marsh, part of Durankulak Lake, was burned. The fire was raging in the northernmost part of the lake, which is located near camping Cosmos. It was captured, thanks to the quick response of the local Fire Department. Dozens […]

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The flight of the Red-breasted goose Emilia ended near a Romanian village


One of our satellite tagged Redbreasts – Emilia, died on 01/14/2020 in the region of Victoria village in SE Romania. For the nine months since she was tagged, this goose gave us extremely valuable information – over 7200 GPS locations, most of all other geese. She flew through the toughest places, spent much of the […]

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What is going on with Alexa and Sergei?


You are probably wondering what is the fate of the tagged Red-breasted Geese. Six of them successfully reached their winter lands in the Black Sea region. And now we will tell you about Alexa and Sergey. Here’s what happened to them: Alexa with her partner Peter spent the breeding season on the Taimyr Peninsula. In […]

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A Great Bustard in Dobrudzha and record numbers of geese in Svishtosko-Belene lowland


We have completed the monitoring of wintering geese for 2019 counting a record number of Great White-Fronted Geese in the Svishtov-Belene Lowland. On December 28, early in the morning a BSPB team made a census in the area and registered there 75,000 Great White-Fronted Geese and 120 Red-Breasted Geese. So far, the maximum number counted […]

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Geese tagged under the project are already on the Balkans


Despite the mild winter and the high temperatures, almost all Red-breasted geese equipped with transmitters have arrived in Romania and are in the South-east part of the country. The most of “our” geese spent the period from November to early December in the Rostov region (to the South-east of it) and only two geese flew […]

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