Saturday, July 29, 2017

Call for volunteers - Autumn 2017

Autumn migration is coming as well as a new exciting season of raptor watching. If you are a raptor maniac or if you are simply curious to participate to a fieldwork you can join us and our count. 

We are going to start the field season the next 9th August and we are going on until the end of September. We will use one watchpoint where we will set a radar station to monitor raptor approaching the Strait of Messina from the mountain ridge. Our study area is along the western slope of the Aspromonte mountain and the last years we counted about 20.000 raptors. Most of raptors are Honey Buzzards, Black Kites, Marsh Harriers and Kestrels/Lesser Kestrels. Other species regularly observed are: Montagu's and Pallid harriers, Ospreys, Egyptian Vultures and Black Storks. The monitoring activity is conducted by professional ornithologists and volunteers coming from different European countries.
Food and accomodation is provided for all volunteers. For further information write us an email.