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The project is developing fast and brings a lot of interesting news, knowledge and results. We are ready to share this all with you.

How to simulate what birds may see: simulated bird vision

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:46

Birds (many of them) have the ability to see UV (ultraviolet) light, which we humans cannot see.

They would not survive without help – people protect birds from collisions with power lines

Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:08

The territory of Slovakia is interlaced by an increasingly dense network of electric power lines in a total length of about 35 thousand kilometers. For birds, the wires in their flight trajectory are dangerous obstructions. Therefore, ornithologists, in cooperation with energy companies, carry out a number of activities, that help to create favourable conditions for their safe flight, nesting and searching for food.

Endangered saker falcon was released into the wild after successful treatment

Monday, 28 August 2017 09:11

At the end of the August, a young saker falcon was returned into the wild. It belongs to one of the rarest bird species living in Slovakia. The falcon was found back in July by the member of Raptor Protection of Slovakia Jozef Mihók, nearby the nest it flew out from. Another RPS member, Ján Lipták, handed the falcon to expert care. After a successful rehabilitation, this precious patient was ready to be released.

Bird Academy presents - Bird ringing

Sunday, 06 August 2017 18:11

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Origins of bird ringing reach back to the 18th century. First such tagged birds were swallows, when ornithologists tried to prove that they migrate South, with the help of a piece of twine. Foundations of systematic ringing were laid a hudred years ago by Hans Christian Cornelius Mortensen, who started to tag starlings nesting in his nest boxes.

Bird Academy presents - adoptions

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:17

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One of the most common questions we are frequently asked is whether birds do abandon their nestlings after their contact with people. With the exception of vultures, sense of smell does not play as important role for most of birds of prey, as it does for some mammals.

Bird Academy presents the largest owl

Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:17

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The Eurasian eagle-owls (Bubo bubo) are the largest owls living in Slovakia – their wing-span reaches 160 - 180 cm.

Pupils assisted in treating the injured bird

Monday, 03 July 2017 05:03

Wednesday 28 June 2017 was an extraordinary day for the children from the elementary school on Starozagorská Street in Košice. Under the leadership of Mrs. Kišová they visited the Clinic for birds and exotic animals at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice. The excursion at the clinic was an accompanying event of the exhibition "I´m sitting on a line and I´m fine" at the East Slovak Museum in Košice.

In Košice was opened an unusual exhibition

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:01

Press Release,  Košice

Košice became the sixth place in Slovakia, where people sit down safely on power lines and experience how birds may feel in such a situation.

Watching birds is good for your mental health

Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:40

Press Release, Bratislava

If you live close to shrubs, trees and other bird-atractive places, you are probably looking forward to excellent mental health.

The Mayor of Šahy took part in the opening of the exhibition

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:38

Press Release

In the coming weeks the unique exhibition of the LIFE Energy project "I´m sitting on a line and I´m fine” will be open to public in southern Slovakia near the Special Protection Area Poiplie.

"I´m sitting on a line and I´m fine" is in Nitra

Friday, 07 April 2017 06:30

Press Release

An opportunity to sit down safely on power lines and experience how birds may feel in such a situation – that is exactly what this unique exhibition within the LIFE ENERGY project offers. The exhibition is currently in the Centro – Shopping Centre in Nitra.

Suslik awoke from winter's sleep

Monday, 27 March 2017 07:17

Press Release, Bratislava
After a long winter, the European Ground Squirrel woke up from winter sleep. In Slovakia the former common species is currently among the threatened, and nature conservationists are therefore also active in the LIFE Energia project for the rescue. Over the last two years, the populations of Suslik have been restored at two locations in the Slovak region.

550 trees and 8 000 insulators will protect birds in Slovakia

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 12:45

550 trees have already been planted under the LIFE Energy project in Slovakia. It would be nothing extraordinary. Outstanding is the fact that the trees will protect birds from collisions with the above ground electric wires. The trees were planted on areas where there was a bird deaths due to collisions with the electrical wiring recorded.

Our (Life) Energy in Ingolstadt - Germany

Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:41

Danube Parks Connected. The Ambition of a project with this name is to connect the partner organisations via actions, implemented in countries along the Danube river. One of the important work packages is the issue of protecting birds from collisions named Danube Free Sky. This package is a reason why we were invited to the Kic-off Conference of the above mentioned project in Ingolstadt, Germany, on 21st and 22nd February 2017.

The Birds of Prey Census Results Assist in Bird Protection

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:18

Press Release Bratislava

In January, ornithologists controlled the places of occurrence of rare raptor species. The number of Red Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon is known already, the data obtained will be used for protection of these endangered species. Monitored areas and habitats of verified presence of mentioned species are illustrated in the map http://bit.ly/2k6i5PS.

Two hundred Nature Enthusiasts interested in rare White-tailed Eagle

Monday, 13 February 2017 12:04

Press Release Bratislava

Love takes many forms. On Saturday 11.02.2017, up to two hundred nature lovers joined in excursion prepared by Raptor Protection of Slovakia in cooperation with ZSE. This event took place at Hrušovská dam on the Danube River, where White-tailed Eagles, the biggest raptors of Slovakia, stay in large numbers during the winter season.

Slovakia joins the rare birds of prey census

Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:22

Red Kite census was carried out last weekend along the Morava River. Other three winter days will be devoted to another rare species of birds of prey. It is considered to be the largest coordinated action of this kind regarding the number of participants and extend of surveyed territory. Several thousand observers are expected to participate within the Europe.

Winter birds paradise at Záhorie

Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:16

The Morava River basin is very rich and valuable nature treasure. Well preserved natural alluvial forests, wetlands and meadows provide habitat of high diversity for wide range of wild species, rare birds included. In 2016 a pair of Saker Falcon, two pairs of Imperial Eagle, a pair of White-tailed Eagle and seven pairs of Red Kite nested in this area. Especially the winter occurrence of Red Kite is numerous.

         
 

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