Monitoring of the White-tailed Eagle’s population on the Middle Dnieper in 2020

May 31st, 2020 Posted in Field researches, Monitoring, Video | No Comments »

We propose to watch video about a checking of White-tailed Eagle’s nest in Cherkasy Region (Ukraine) on 24.05.2020:

Maksym Gavryliuk, Yurij Mylobog, Ukrainian Birds of Prey Research Centre

Materials of 5th International Conference “Birds of Prey of Ukraine and surrounding territories”

December 25th, 2019 Posted in New publications | No Comments »

Open fileMaterials of 5th International Conference “Birds of Prey of Ukraine and surrounding territories” have been published:

Birds of Prey of Ukraine and surrounding territories – Abstract book of the V International Conference of Working group on Birds of Prey and Owls of Ukraine (Kryvyi Rih, 14-17 November, 2019) / V. Stryhunov (ed.). – Kryvyi Rih, 2019.

The list of contents:

  • Stryhunov V. Results and directions of research of birds of prey in Ukraine in the 21st century. – Р. 5.
  • Mytiai I., Shatkovska O., Stryhunov V. Variation of size and shape of eggs in owls (Strigiformes). – Р. 6.
  • Abuladze А. The Birds of Prey of the Kvernaki Ridge, Georgia. – Р. 7.
  • Tsvelykh A., Kucherenko V. Historical changes of birds of prey fauna of Ak-Kaya Mountain (Crimea Peninsula). – Р. 8.
  • Kuzmenko Y. Birds of Prey and owls of National Nature Park «Hutsulshchyna». – Р. 9.
  • Yanchuk I. Birds of prey of the eastern outskirts of Kryvyi Rih. – Р. 10.
  • Yanchuk I. Owls of the eastern outskirts of Kryvyi Rih. – Р. 11.
  • Bradbeer Р. Hen, Montagu’s and Pallid Harriers in central Dnipropetrovsk oblast. – Р. 12.
  • Ivanovsky V. Patterns of the structural organization of the community of birds of prey in Belarus. – Р. 13.
  • Bokotey А., Strus І., Dzyubenko N.Black Stork nests as a place of interest for birds of prey. – Р. 14.
  • Tsvelykh A. New data for breeding biology of the Scops Owl Otus scops (L.) in the Crimea. – Р. 15.
  • Kotsiuruba V. Breeding stock of Falco tinnunculus Linnaeus, 1758 in Kryvyi Rih and surrounding territories. – Р. 16.
  • Kotsuiruba V., Yablonskaya J. Characteristics of diet of the Long-eared Owl Asio otus L. in the southwest west of Dnepropetrovsk region. – Р. 17.
  • Vetrov V. New data on the nesting of the White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in Zaporizhzhya region. – Р. 18.
  • Stryhunov V., Myloboh Y., Rashevska H., Potopa A. Recording of birds of prey in the southern right-bank steppe of Ukraine. – Р. 19.
  • Shevtsov A.Distribution and number of black kite (Milvus migrans) in the Kropyvnytskyi region. – Р. 20.
  • Prommer M., Myloboh Y., Gavrilyuk M., Bagyura J.Movements of Satellite-tracked Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug) in Ukraine: Juvenile Dispersal, Migration, Wintering, Threats and Relations to the Central-European Population. – Р. 21.
  • Kitel D., Shamovich D., Heshtaut P. Migration of Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) from northern Belarus by the data from GPS/GSM-transmitters. – Р. 22.
  • Grishchenko V., Yablonovska-Grishchenko E. Migrations of the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in area of the Kaniv Nature Reserve (Central Ukraine). – Р. 23.
  • Domashevsky S. Winter counts of white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in the territory of the Chernobyl radiation-ecological biosphere reserve in the winter 2018-2019. – Р. 24.
  • Kucherenko V., Tovpinets N., Slavinskaya A. Winter diet of Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in Crimea. – Р. 25.
  • Kotsuiruba V. Wintering of with Long-eared owl (Asio otus L.) in Kryvyi Rih and surrounding territories. – Р. 26.
  • Gavrilyuk M. Wintering of the White-tailed Eagle near poultry farms on the Middle Dnieper. – Р. 27.
  • Chegorka P., Mal’tsev I. Birds of Prey in the collections of Zoological Museum of Dnipro National University. – Р. 28.

5th International Conference “Birds of Prey of Ukraine and surrounding territories”. Kryvyi Rih, November 14-17, 2019

June 22nd, 2019 Posted in Workshops.Conferences | No Comments »

IogotypeWorking group of Birds of Prey and Owls of Ukraine and Ukrainian Birds of Prey Research Centre invite you to participate in the 5th International Conference “Birds of Prey of Ukraine and surrounding territories”, which will be held on November 14-17, 2019 in Kryvyi Rih, on the basis of the Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University.

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New book on Ukrainian vultures published

November 21st, 2018 Posted in New publications | No Comments »

Грифовые птицы фауны УкраиныRecently a book “Vultures of the Ukrainian fauna” by Tsvelykh A.N., Appak B.A., Beskaravainy M.M., Kostin S.Yu., Osipova M.A. was published. Edition devotes to especial group of the birds of prey, four species of which, namely the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus), the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and the Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) represent in the avifauna of Ukraine. Results of analyses of all accessible literature sources both old and modern ones were widely drew in, as well. So, the book includes actual information on the former and present distribution of vultures in the territory of Ukraine, the data concerning their biology, composition of populations and changes in the number. Evaluation of the real size of the present Crimean populations is given, as well. Language of book is Russian, but it has English translation of summary, content and captions of the tables, figures and illustrations. All information concerning this book and its order could be received on: tsv@izan.kiev.ua.

The 4th International Peregrine Conference

March 8th, 2016 Posted in Workshops.Conferences | No Comments »

The 4th International Peregrine Conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 27 September till 1st October 2017, organised by BirdLife Hungary /MME/ and Society for the Protection of Wild Animals «Falcon» from Poland.

Please see details of the Conference on the website.

Please register Your interest to obtain further announcements on the conference.

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Juvenile dispersal of Saker Falcons in Ukraine according satellite telemetry

February 1st, 2015 Posted in New publications | No Comments »

We has tagged with satellite transmitters 8 young Saker Falcons in Ukraine together with Hungarian and Romanian colleagues in 2011 and 2012. The result of this investigation has been published in our new article.

Open filePrommer M., Milobog Yu., Gavrilyuk M., Vetrov V. Juvenile dispersal of Saker Falcons in Ukraine according satellite telemetry // Вісник Черкаського університету. Серія Біологічні науки.  Черкаси, 2014.  Вип. 36 (329).  С. 129-134. [Scientific journal “Visnyk of Cherkasy University” Bilogical Series. – Cherkasy, 2014. – №36 (329). – P. 129-134]

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls in North Eurasia

December 2nd, 2012 Posted in New publications | No Comments »

27-30 September 2012, the 6th International Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls in North Eurasia “Birds of Prey in the Dynamic Environment of the Third Millennium: Status and Prospects” was held in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

The proceedings are published in two volumes, 117 papers in a total. In Russian with English summaries. One article is completely in English.
First volume covers different species of birds of prey, another one is dedicated only to Buzzards Buteo. Contributors are 164 ornithologists from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Hungary, Finland, Great Britain, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

To order the proceedings please address Anna Rashevskaya the Secretary of the Conference Organization Committee (rashen-anet@mail.ru). The price of the ‘birds of prey’ volume is 15 Euro, and the price of ‘buzzards’ volume is 5 Euro (shipping costs are not included).

The table of contents of both books in English is pasted below.

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RESOLUTION of the 6th International Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls in North Eurasia

November 19th, 2012 Posted in Misc | No Comments »

RESOLUTION

of the 6th International Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls in North Eurasia:

BIRDS OF PREY IN THE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT

OF THE THIRD MILLENNIUM:

STATUS AND PROSPECTS

Kryvyi Rih National University
Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, 27-30 September 2012

27-30 September 2012 Kryvyi Rih National University has held the 6th International Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls in North Eurasia “Birds of Prey in the Dynamic Environment of the Third Millennium: Status and Prospects”. Contributors for conference materials were 164 ornithologists from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Hungary, Finland, Great Britain, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and it was directly attended by 94 ornithologists. Participants included well-known experts from universities, academic institutions, natural reserves and sanctuaries of many North European areas, among them 16 doctors of science and professors. A great portion of attendees constituted young bird experts along with students and post-graduates making a valuable contribution to studies of birds of prey.

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Studies of birds of prey in the alienated zone of Chornobyl atomic power station, continued in May 2012

September 5th, 2012 Posted in Fauna, Field researches, Photos | No Comments »

Prior studies in the CAPS alienated zone were provided by us in the first and second decades of April 2012. That time we did night census of owls and in the daylight searched for nests of birds of prey in special distinguished parts of forest areas. From 21 to 27 May we undertook the second expedition.

Photo: S. Domashevsky, S. Gashchak

In the morning hours expedition participants carried bird censuses along transects, during the daytime checked occupation of raptor’s nests which had been found in April.

First sites of forests and meadows we investigated in Tolstolesivske Forestry. There were surveyed 9 nests of feathery raptors, of them only 2 were occupied by birds. One nest belonged to the Buzzard, four chicks there; the eldest is about 2 weeks. One of the most impressing finds was an occupied nest of the Spotted Eagle. Obviously, this is a single known case of breeding this species in Kyiv Region for over last 30-40 years. However, this pair of birds were hybrids: female of the Spotted and the male of the Lesser Spotted Eagle. Another luck was discovery of an Eagle Owl’s nest in the place where we had observed an adult bird from a breeding pair on 7 April in the village of Bovishshe. The birds reared chicks in an attic of the small bathhouse which still stand half-flooded by waters of a small rivulet. The brood included 3 chicks (2 females and a male, which was the youngest). The eldest owlet was about 1 month age. The attic roof composed of planks, slits between them about 5 cm wide. The floor was covered with feathers and pieces of bones belonged to the Eagle Owl’s prey. Judging by the state of some feathers and bones, the Eagle Owls nested in the place for at least the second year.

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First record of the Egyptian Vulture in Cherkasy region

August 2nd, 2012 Posted in Fauna, Photos | No Comments »

The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) – is a rare accidental species of Ukrainian fauna (Kostin, 2004), entered in the Red Data Book of Ukraine in a ‘vanishing’ (Beskaravainy, Klestov, 2009). A majority of accidental visits of this bird were registered in southern and south-western regions (Knysh et al., 2005). However, this vulture was also recorded in Dnipropetrovsk (Ponomarenko, 2001), Sumy (Knysh et al., 2005) and Donetsk regions (Burakov, Vetrov, 2010).

The Egyptian Vulture

26.05.2012 in Zolotonosha City (Cherkasy region) over houses of individual building plot at a small altitude (approx. 20 m) an adult Egyptian vulture was making circles haunted by two Rooks. Having made several circles and gained altitude the raptor flew to the south. Several photos of the bird were unfortunately made from a big distance that is why they are not of good quality. However, they allow to see unmistakably a typical silhouette and coloration underneath.

The described accidental visit of the Egyptian Vulture is the first observation of the species in Cherkasy region.

N.N.Borisenko, Kaniv Natural Reserve

References

Beskaravainy M.M., Klestov М. L., Kostin S. Yu., Osipova M. O., Tsvelykh O. M. Egyptian Vulture// Red Data Book of Ukraine. Animal world / Ed. by. I. A. Akimov. – Kyiv: Globalkonsalting, 2009. – P. 433. [in Ukrainian]

Burakov G.K., Vetrov V.V. About a record of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Donetsk region // Birds of Seversky Donets basin: Iss. 11: Proc. of 15 scient. conf.of Working Group for Birds of Seversky Donets Basin dedicated to memory of I.A.Krivitsky (16–18 October 2009). – Donetsk, 2010. – P. 271. [in Russian]

Knysh N.P., Bugaev I.A., Parkhomenko V.V., Kurash I.I. Accidental visits of the Egyptian Vulture to the north-east of Ukraine // Berkut. – 2005. – Vol. 14, Iss. 2. – P. 270-272. [in Russian]

Kostin S.Yu. History and perspectives of studies of necrophage birds of Ukraine // Zapovdina sprava v Ukrayini – 2004. – Vol. 10, Iss. 1–2. – P. 40–43. [in Russian]

Ponomarenko A.L. About accidental visit of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) into the territory of Dnipropetrovsk region// Vestnik zoologii. – 2001. – Vol. 35, No 5. – P. 96. [in Russian]