8 Międzynarodowy Spis Bociana Białego

Drodzy Obserwatorzy i Ornitolodzy! W 2024 roku przypada 8 Międzynarodowy Spis Bociana Białego obejmujący swoim zasięgiem cały areał występowania tego gatunku. Takie spisy odbywają się regularnie co dekadę. Ostatni Spis odbył się w 2014 roku, a dzięki wysiłkowi setek wolontariuszy udało się zebrać dane pozwalające na oszacowanie populacji bociana białego w Polsce na około 45 tys. par. Tegoroczny spis odbędzie się w dniach 1–15 lipca. Chcielibyśmy bardzo gorąco Państwa prosić o szeroki udział w tym liczeniu. Nie jest to ani trudne ani też bardzo czasochłonne. Wystarczy zadeklarować wykonanie liczenia na obszarze minimum jednej gminy!!! Oczywiście jeżeli zdecydujecie się Państwo na… Read more...

55th Congress of Ornithologists of Southeastern Poland

Ladies and Gentlemen, We cordially invite you to the 55th Congress of Ornithologists of Southeastern Poland, which will take place on Saturday, November 25th, at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Biology of the University of Agriculture in Krakow, located at Al. Mickiewicza 24/28. Below you can find the conference program and a list of eating places where you can enjoy a warm meal during the lunch break. Additionally, during coffee breaks, there will be an opportunity to taste pastries and sandwiches from the "Trzy Kawki" café. After the conclusion of the Saturday session of the Congress, a venue will be reserved for a more informal atmosphere, providing an opportunity to catch up on socializing. From one of the event companies, we have received nesting boxes (S1, S2) for birds ... Read more...

"Save the Rivers" Coalition awarded!

A few days ago, "Save the Rivers" Coalition (Koalicja Ratujmy Rzeki) received the prestigious EuroNatur Award 2023, in part for their response to the ecological disaster on the Odra River in July 2022 and for their efforts and actions against the planned deepening and regulation of the Odra, which is intended to be transformed into a waterway. This award not only acknowledges the individual efforts of the coalition but also aims to emphasize the willingness to collaborate and unite forces to increase the influence on nature conservation. The Małopolska Ornithological Society is one of the coalition's partners and co-founders, bringing together organizations dedicated to protection of Polish rivers, streams, wetlands, as well as scientists and individuals... Read more...

Fungal communities in woodpecker cavities

Dear Observers! Alicja Wolska, a Ph.D. student at the University of Agriculture in Krakow, is conducting research on the presence of fungi in woodpecker cavities as part of her doctoral thesis. To achieve this goal, it is essential to find an adequate number of cavities that have been excavated and used by various woodpecker species for breeding purposes in the current year. This project is not only aimed at professional and experienced ornithologists but also at individuals who derive joy from observing nature, particularly birds. Here is a detailed description of the project, available at the following link: https://bio-obserwator.pl/dziuple-dzieciola/ . On behalf of Alicja, we kindly request that you report observations of woodpecker cavities (from all over Poland) that have been excavated and used for breeding purposes this year. Read more...

Peregrine Falcon Reintroduction at CEZ Skawina!

We are pleased to inform you that on June 26, 2023, the Peregrine Falcon Reintroduction 2.0 at CEZ Skawina began! Thanks to the collaboration of the Małopolska Ornithological Society, the Association for Wild Animals "SOKÓŁ", the CEZ Skawina power plant, and falconers Adam Mroczko and Wojciech Sularz, we have once again introduced young falcons into the nest on the power plant chimney in Skawina. This time, three young males marked with rings 7DS, 8DS, and 9DS will soon contribute to the Peregrine Falcon population in Małopolska. One of them has received a transmitter, which was purchased thanks to the donors supporting our project. We sincerely THANK EVERYONE who helped in obtaining the logger for one of the birds! You can observe the nest with the birds... Read more...

Attention – Peregrine Falcon reintroduction in Skawina 2023!

After two years, we are thrilled to announce that preparations for the reintroduction of peregrine falcon chicks into the nest at CEZ Skawina are underway once again. As always, we were able to initiate this project thanks to the support of falconer Mr. Adam Mroczek, the owner of the website https://sokolnictwo.pl/ as well as Mr. Sławomir Sularz and the Association for the Protection of Wild Animals Sokół, and the CEZ Skawina Power Plant. Due to the preparations, the nest has been closed. The reintroduction process will begin in late June and July and will be broadcast online. The project involves: 1. Małopolska Ornithological Society (project leaders Urszula Srzednicka and Krzysztof Haja), 2. The Association for Wild Animals Sokół peregrinus.pl 3. Falconer Adam Mroczek... Read more...