10th National Eagle Census – 11-13th January, 2013

There are several important wintering sites for Eagles in Hungary. Among them, the most numerous are the White-tailed Eagle consisting of lots of Northern European individuals. Majority of the immature, local Eastern Imperial Eagles spends the winter here, as well. Although, they are rare; Spotted Eagles and Golden Eagles occur occasionally on the Counts.

More than 80 endangered birds equipped with GPS device can be followed via the internet

Following satellite tagged birds of prey and storks via the internet is now available for researchers and the public. In an international joint project, movement data and position of more than 80 individuals of 4 highly endangered bird species tagged in Central and Southeast-Europe is accessible on www.satellitetracking.eu.

Satellite-tagged Panni conquered the northwestern part of the Carpathian Basin

Panni the satellite-tagged Imperial Eagle has visited 12 countries already. She was born in Heves County in 2011 and has become famous after having been robbed from the nest at the age of a few days. She has been wandering around the borderland of Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary since June.

Recovered Imperial Eagle was released after being poisoned

Associates of the Hortobágyi National Park and the Budapest ZOO  released an Imperial Eagle after its recovery. The bird was found near Báránd on June 26th, workers of the local government spotted her first, acting strange in an alfalfa field. Later turned out that she probably consumed from poisoned bait, which must have been put out intentionally. There was another Imperial Eagle poisoned in the area in 2009, already.

Birds of Prey on the new series of stamps and stamp block of the Magyar Posta

The Magyar Posta exhibits Hungary’s wildlife on series of stamps and stamp blocks every year. This year’s choice is Birds of Prey. The series that accompany the block depicts in their rising conservation value the Imperial Eagle, the White-tailed Eagle, The Red-footed Falcon and the Saker Falcon while the Common Buzzard being the Bird of the Year of 2012 is on the block itself.

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