FROM THE WISŁOKA TO THE WIEPRZ
ACTIVE PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED BIRD SPECIES IN THE VALLEY OF THE WISLA RIVER
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About the project
PROJECT „FROM THE WISŁOKA TO THE WIEPRZ "
The Ptasie Horizons Foundation has developed a comprehensive program of active protection of selected species of waders covered by the project „From the Wisłoka to the Wieprz – active protection of endangered bird species in the valley of the Vistula river „.
The program for the active protection of endangered species of waders that the Bird Horizons Foundation has developed involves searching for the nests of these birds, securing the eggs in incubators, placing dummies and rearing the aviary portion of the chicks. Finding a nest early is important to effectively protect it from predators or destruction during floods. These activities are carried out from mid-April, the beginning of the egg-laying period, until the end of June, as some pairs repeat breeding. In the case of Common Gulls and Oystercatchers, known sites from previous years and adjacent islands are checked first. In the case of Oystercatchers, it is worth knowing that they are long-lived birds and return to the same breeding grounds every year.
BIRDS IN THE MAŁOPOLSKA GORGE OF THE VISTULA RIVER
The birds that nest on the Vistula are threatened by many dangers. Year after year, the problem is intensifying, with the result that the numbers of some species are declining at a drastic rate. A very good example of this trend is the Common Gull. In the 1990s, there were as many as 3,500 pairs of this species nationwide. In 2021, there were only 440 pairs, of which only 287 pairs in the entire Vistula Valley. These are alarming figures that show how much a comprehensive program is needed to protect this and other species of waders on the Vistula. The Common Gull is just an example. A similar situation applies to the Mediterranean Gull, Ringed Plovers and Oystercatchers.
Common gulls in the aviary of the Ptasie Horyzonty Foundation
This time we invite you to spend a longer moment with our common gulls
Loud and cheerful in the aviary
Quite big kids are showing all the way
Look carefully, because not only common gulls are raging there
Ptasie Horyzonty Foundation
PTASIE HORYZONTY FOUNDATION was established by passionate people who have been researching and actively protecting nature in the Lublin region for many years. Extensive experience allowed its representatives to develop an innovative method of protecting some endangered species of waders. This method involves helping with hatching – from securing eggs against losses, to rearing birds „from the egg” in aviaries. The Foundation focused its work around the Vistula river, mainly on the section from Wisłoka to Wieprz and in the whole Polesie. The activities of the organization also include research and monitoring of the avifauna of the Lublin region, as well as numerous social activities for environmental protection.
PTASIE HORYZONTY FOUNDATION was established by passionate people who have been researching and actively protecting nature in the Lublin region for many years.
PTASIE HORYZONTY FOUNDATION
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