Second cross-border ornithological camp “Birds Without Borders” was organized between 30th August and 3rd September on Kupreško and Ravanjsko polje in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The camp was organized by the Ornithological society “Nase ptice” from Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with Center for Protection and Research of birds from Montenegro, Society for Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) and Macedonian Ecological Society (MES), within the “Birds Without Borders” project which is supported by the Western Balkans Fund, established with the aim of improving the cooperation of the Western Balkans countries and accelerating integration into European Union.
The camp was attended by 15 participants from four partner project organizations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia and also from Croatia.
The results of the camp surpassed the expectations of the organizers. More than 350 individuals of nine protected raptor species were registered, and one Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) was ringed.
During the monitoring in Kupreško polje, 21 cases of electrocuted birds were registered on only two kilometers length of the medium voltage transmission lines. 12 raptors were found electrocuted and also one Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), very rare and protected species in the region.
The next “Birds Without Borders” camp will be held in Montenegro, on Mareza in Podgorica from 10th until 14th September.