Project LIFE Energy as implemented in thirteen SPAs (Special Protection Areas) in the period of 1st September 2014 - 31st December 2019 and was aimed at protecting the ten priority bird species. Project pages are currently updated only on an occasional basis.
In January, ornithologists controlled the places of occurrence of rare raptor species. The number 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 here.
In the 13th year of the census up to 55 birdwatchers were involved. In addition to Slovakia, monitoring was also carried out in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Romania and Austria. We noticed 24 individuals of Saker Falcon, 46 those of Imperial Eagle and 40 White-tailed Eagle.
The data obtained are necessary for the protection of prey predators and the environment in which they live. Trees where endangered species are nesting need to be protected; therefore we are also involved in legislative processes. Birds of prey show us which sites might be selected for nesting.
The serious threatening barrier of electric power lines in the country is being eliminated within the LIFE Energy Project. Special technical elements - flight diverters - are installed to avoid the collisions of birds in cooperation with partner energy companies.
Project is supported by European Union within a LIFE program. It contributes significantly to improvement of conditions for the criterial species of birds in Natura 2000 sites.
In 2018 up to 58 birdwatchers were involved. In addition to Slovakia, monitoring was also carried out in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Austria. We noticed 27 individuals of Saker Falcon, 65 those of Imperial Eagle and 79 White-tailed Eagle.
Photo: Imperial Eagle, Jozef Chavko