Satellite-tagged birds

We intend to showcase our satellite-tagged Imperial Eagles on this page. One can find the person, a particular Eagle was named after, on the right side. Data of each Eagle can be checked on the www.satellitetracking.eu website by cliking on the bird’s name.

201120122013, 2014

To see a composite map of all the satellite-tagged Eagles from 2011, click here >>

We tagged the following nine Eagle in 2012. To see their movements on a
composite map, click here >>

"Roland" >>  

Named after Roland Kökény, the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (kayak-canoe, K2/1km). Hospitalized to Jászberény Zoo as a fully-fledged chick in a weakened state due to the collapse of a Jászság  nest (Territory Code: J-13). After a couple of days of treatment and feeding, it was released into the territory of its parents, where its parents and its sibling took it back immediately.

 

"Danuta" >>  

Named after Danuta Kozák, the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (kayak-canoe, K4/500m). The bird was tagged in the Jászság before leaving the nest (Territory Code: J-11).

 

ron" >>  

Named after Áron Szilágyi, the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (fencing, men's sabre). The bird was tagged in the Jászság before leaving the nest (Territory Code: J-12). Áron has visited South-Hungary, but spent most of his time in Heves county (NE-Hungary). Here he was hit by a train on 17 December 2012. His satellite tag was forunately removed by a train worker, because at the next day his carcass was removed by a fox and never found again.

 

"Krisztián" >>  

Named after Krisztián Berki (gymnastics, men's pommel horse) and Krisztián Pars (athletics, men's hammer throw), the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The bird was tagged in Békés County before leaving the nest (Territory Code: BE-13). Krisztián migrated through Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey to Syria, from where it turned back. On 18 november it was electrocuted in Southeast-Turkey and was found by the experts of Doga Dernegi (BirdLife Turkey).

 

"Gabi" >>  

Named after Gabriella Szabó, the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (kayak-canoe, K4/500m). The bird was tagged in the Jászság before leaving the nest (Territory Code: J-15). Our largest explorer eagle, already start her  migration to the south in October, crossed the Balkan peninsula, flew cross the Mediterranean sea in one day, crossed the Sahara and Sahel in 3 weeks, and stopped for wintering at the West-African Savanna. She has visited 15 countries and served the first record of the species from several West-African countries. Her last signals were received at 23 January 2013 from Ghana, when the tag went wrong. Fortunately the bird is alive, and was observed several times at Pantelleria (70 km from Tunisia to the direction of Sicily) between April and October 2013.

 

"Évi" >>  

Named after Éva Risztov, the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (swimming, women's marathon 10km). The bird was tagged in the Jászság before leaving the nest (Territory Code: J-05).  Évi has visited Romania and Serbia, but she has spent most of her time in Békés county (SE Hungary). This was also the place where she got electrocuted, and her burned carcass was found by the rangers of the Körös-Maros National Park on 16 December 2012.

 

"Dani" >>  

Named after Dániel Gyurta, the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (swimming, breaststroke 200m). The bird was tagged before leaving the nest (Territory Code: NK-01).

 

"Kati" >>  

Named after Katalin Kovács, the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (kayak-canoe, K4/500m). The bird was tagged in the Nagykunság before leaving the nest (Territory Code: NK-02).

 

"Kriszti" >>  

Named after Krisztina Fazekas, the Hungarian gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (kayak-canoe, K4/500m). The bird was tagged in the Dévaványa plain before leaving the nest (Territory Code: BE-01).

 

We have tagged the following Eagles in 2013.

For a composite map of the Eagles’-tagged as juveniles- movements,
click here >>

To see where the older Eagles are, click here here >>

 

"Rudolf" >>  

Named after Rudolf Dombi, the Hungarian gold medallist of the 2012 London Olympic Games (K2/1km). The adult Eagles, which has been shot and poisoned, was transported to the Budapest ZOO by the colleagues of the Hortobágyi and the Duna-Ipoly National Parks on February 24th, 2013. Following his recovery, we released him on the border of Jász_Nagykun-Szolnok and Pest Counties on March 7th, 2013. He found a new, younger female within a week, and started to build their own nest in a nearby territory. We withhold data on the whereabouts of breeding birds in order to protect them from disturbance that is why Rudolf’s movements cannot be seen on map.

 

"Vihra">>                                     

The bird was originally tagged by Greenbalkans. It suffered from poisoning when it was found in Békés County. After its recovery we replaced the old tracker with a new one. Reason of recovery is still unknown, under investigation at the Budapest Zoo (no broken bones, no shooting, probably not electrocution, nor poisoning).The satellite tag was removed by the veterinarians (it was too loose) and was replaced by a new one and the bird was released later where it was recovered.

 

"Jánossy">>                       Jánossy Dénes  

Named after Dénes Jánossy (1926-2005), former director of the Palaeontology Collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, founding president of MME - BirdLife Hungary. Ringed in july 2013 in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County.

 

"Pátkai">>                             

   

Named after Imre Pátkai (1875-1961), ornithologist and former director of the Hungarian Ornithological Institute. Ringed in July 2013 in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County.

 

"Remény">>                              

Saved as a hatchling near Dévaványa and placed in a foster nest in Heves county. Its name wes decided by an internet vote on our Facebook page. Ringed in July 2013 in Heves County.

 

"Petényi" >>   Petényi Salamon János

Named after Salamon János Petényi (1799-1855), naturalist, founder of institutional ornithology and palaeontology in Hungary. Ringed in July 2013 in Heves County.

 

"Herman" >>  

Named after Ottó Herman (1835-1914), naturalist, founding president of the Hungarian Ornithological Institute, one of the greatest polyhistor of his age. Ringed in July 2013 in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County.

 

"Chernel" >>  

Named after István Chernel (1865-1922), naturalist, former director of the Hungarian Ornithological Institute. Ringed in July 2013 in Győr-Moson-Sopron County.

 

"Vasvári" >>   Vasvári Miklós

Named after Miklós Vasvári (1889-1945), naturalist, colleague of the Hungarian Ornithological Institute. Ringed in July 2013 in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County.

 

"Vásárhelyi" >>   Vásárhelyi István

Named after István Vásárhelyi (1889-1968), zoologist, leading person of Hungarian nature conservation. Ringed in July 2013 in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County.

 

"Csörgey" >>   Csörgey Titusz

Named after Titusz Csörgey (1875-1961), ornithologist, former director of the Hungarian Ornithological Institute. Ringed in July 2013 in Győr-Moson-Sopron County.

 

"Keve" >>   Keve András

Named after András Keve (1909-1984), ornithologist, leading person of bird protection in Hungary. Ringed in July 2013 in Heves County.

 

"Schenk" >>   Schenk Jakab

Named after Jakab Schenk commencer of bird ringing in Hungary. Found poisoned in Bihar and released after recovering in the Hortobágy in July 2013. Unfortunately its transmitter went wrong and had not been sending signals since October 2013.

We tagged the following ten Eagle in 2014. To see their movements on acomposite map, click here >>

  1. "Jákó" >>
  2. "Berci" >>
  3. "Kígyós" >>
  4. "Tóni" >>
  5. "Tarna" >>
  6. "Telek" >>
  7. "Páter" >>
  8. "Vágó" >>
  9. "Helga" >>
  10. "Tokaj" >>

We tagged the following twon Eagle in 2015. To see their movements on acomposite map, click here >>

  1. "Kelemen" >>
  2. "Ürbő" >>

 

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