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Field Update – April 5, 2014  Are Hunting Pressures Affecting Pizho’s Movements?

Field Update – April 5, 2014 Are Hunting Pressures Affecting Pizho’s Movements?

| April 10, 2014 | Reply

Pizho  moved to Kurnikov Liman on March 31 and returned to Manich on April 5 only staging here  5 days. On the map of 5th April the orange line is the return flight of Pizho to Manich-Gudilo.  We are concerned that hunting pressure drove Pizho from prime foraging habitat Meanwhile and in contrast to Pizho’s situation, Sir Peter has been fattening […]

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March 23, 2014, Pizho’s movements in Kalmykia

March 23, 2014, Pizho’s movements in Kalmykia

| March 23, 2014 | Reply

On March 22 2014, after spending a week roaming in an unsecured hunter’s location, Pizho, the young male RBG, moved 75 km westwards reaching Manych-Gudilo depression and landed in the “Tzernie Zemli” Nature Reserve, an area out of hunting where Vasko (the RBG released last year by WWT/BSPB field team as part of the EC […]

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March 15, 2014 – The Incredible Journey of Pizho!

March 15, 2014 – The Incredible Journey of Pizho!

| March 16, 2014 | Reply

After his release on March 1, 2014, Pizho (the young male RBG) remained in Durankulak Lake fattening up for two more weeks in the cereal fields. On March 13, encouraged by the first warm spring temperatures,  he departed Durankulak at 7:30 PM, together with a flock of about 340 Red-breasted and 10,000 White-fronted Geese.  Pizho made an amazing huge leap toward the Russian tundra […]

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March 11, 2014 Field Update – Sir Peter Scott on the Move!

March 11, 2014 Field Update – Sir Peter Scott on the Move!

| March 14, 2014 | Reply

Sir Peter Scott, our adult male Red-breasted Goose, began his eastward migration with a big leap of 800 km across the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula, reaching Lake Khanskoe, which is part of the huge Bejsug Delta.  On March 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM (local time), Sir Peter left his Danube delta staging area in […]

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March 1, 2014 Field Update – Pizho Joins the Bulgaria – U.S.  RBG Project Flight Team!!

March 1, 2014 Field Update – Pizho Joins the Bulgaria – U.S. RBG Project Flight Team!!

| March 1, 2014 | Reply

Today, March 1, 2014, at 4:10 pm the Bulgaria-U.S. field team caught two more White-fronted Geese and a 2 year old young male RBG weighing 1270 grams.  By  5:30 PM we had fitted Pizho with a 30 g Argos/GPS/Solar transmitter near a flock of about 1200 RBG and 8000 WFG.  Pizho is named after a […]

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Field Update – February 25, 2014 – RBG Capture Efforts Resume!

Field Update – February 25, 2014 – RBG Capture Efforts Resume!

| February 26, 2014 | Reply

After the departure of almost 25,000 RBG last week (due to the unusually mild weather) we thought that we had finished with our capture activities and retrieved our nooses a couple of days ago and our USFWS team members departed.  During the last three days, however, many geese (including 1,600 RBG) arrived in Durankulak, from the […]

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February 21, 2014 Field Update – Sir Peter Scott departs Bulgaria

February 21, 2014 Field Update – Sir Peter Scott departs Bulgaria

| February 21, 2014 | Reply

The weather on the Bulgarian wintering grounds has been unseasonable warm and most RBG have moved further north into Romania in the past few days. Sir Peter Scott is refueling near the Romanian-Ukrainian border since February 17, between Tulcea and Chilia Vecha in the buffer zone of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, at a location […]

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February 12, 2014 – Field Update – Sir Peter Scott Latest Addition to Bulgaria – U.S. RBG Flight Team

February 12, 2014 – Field Update – Sir Peter Scott Latest Addition to Bulgaria – U.S. RBG Flight Team

| February 12, 2014 | Reply

Today, collaboration between the Bulgaria U.S. Red-breasted Goose Project and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust/Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds yielded great results. As part of the EC Life Project, the WWT/BSPB field team captured 45 Red-breasted Geese and fitted tags to 12 adult males. Eight birds were released with GPS loggers, two were deployed […]

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Amazing News – Downtown Hedwig Washington!

Amazing News – Downtown Hedwig Washington!

| January 25, 2014 | Reply

Downtown Hedwig Washington! Until now, winter in Eastern Europe appears to be pretty balmy compared to what is happening in the mid-western and eastern parts of the United States. While there are only 5000 RBG in Bulgaria right now, it has been a fabulous birding winter in the USA. The exciting news is the appearance […]

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December 29, 2013 Field Update- Pavel and Aldo Approaching Wintering Grounds!

December 29, 2013 Field Update- Pavel and Aldo Approaching Wintering Grounds!

| December 30, 2013 | Reply

On December 29th Pavel Patev departed his last known stop-over location in the Crimean Peninsula. It shouldn’t be long before he arrives at his favorite wintering site – Lake Durankulak in Bulgaria.  The Bulgaria-US team will be organizing a welcoming party to celebrate this great feat of the RBG Olympic Trio Patev, Aldo & Teddy […]

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