June 22, 2024
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Monitoring of migrating soaring and wetland birds in Divjake-Karavasta National Park (Albania)

The fourth cross-border camp “Birds Without Borders” for biology students and researchers was  organized from 1st until 5th October 2018 in Divjake-Karavasta National park in Albania and  hosted by  Preservation of natural environment in Albania (PPNEA) in cooperation with Center for Protection and Research of birds from Montenegro,  Ornithological society “Nase ptice” from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) from Macedonia.

A total number of 102 individuals from 9 raptor species have been counted during the camp. The most common bird species resulted to be: the Marsh Harrier, the Common Buzzard, the Osprey and the Hobby. On the other hand the less common species were registered such as: the Lesser Spotted Eagle, the Pallid Harrier, the Red-footed Falcon and the Short-toed Eagle.

The camp was the last camp organized within the project “Birds without Borders” project which is supported by Western Balkans Fund (WBF). The camps organized within the project contributed to strengthening cross-border cooperation of environmental civil society organizations in the Western Balkans.