Birds on Electrogrid

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Season 4 - live translation from the kestrels’ nest!

Season 4 - live translation from the kestrels’ nest!

Watch live translation from Common kestrels’ nest on the Klaipėda University building – the female started incubation and probably still lying eggs. When female is incubating eggs, male delivers some prey items and taking place of incubation, when female is eating pray brined by him. Last year this family successfully raised 6 juveniles, while other kestrels on average – 3 offspring.

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Project was visited by the EC representative

Project was visited by the EC representative

On March 12-13, 2019, the EC representative Santiago Urquijo Zamora together with local monitoring expert Viktorija Maceikaite visited project beneficiaries – Lithuanian Ornithological Society and high voltage overhead electricity transmission lines operator “Litgrid”. During the meeting achievements of the project were presented, as well as the long-term impact of the installed protection measures for birds and future plans were discussed. Later guests had opportunity to see project territories in Aukštaitija region, where the measures for increase of the wires’ visibility and nest-boxes for kestrels were installed. Guests had also opportunity to see conservation measures protecting birds from short circuit.

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The last Project Monitoring Committee Meeting

The last Project Monitoring Committee Meeting

The last Project Monitoring Committee meeting took place in Vilnius on December 19, 2018. The meeting was attended by the project partners - LOD and AB „Litgrid“ staff, as well as representatives from Ministry of Environment and State Service for Protected Areas under the Ministry of Environment.

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Dead birds were found during monitoring of electricity lines

Dead birds were found during monitoring of electricity lines

During the monitoring of the electricity lines in September-October 55 dead birds were found. The main migration of various Turdus species was at the end of October. In comparison to the previous year fewer dead individuals of the European Golden Plover were found. This year was dry, therefore conglomerations of birds in the Northern Lithuania were not so abundant.

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Projektą „Paukščių apsaugos priemonių įdiegimas Lietuvos aukštos įtampos elektros energijos perdavimo tinkluose“ (LIFE13 BIO/LT/001303) finansuoja Europos Sąjungos aplinkos finansinis mechanizmas „LIFE+“, LR Aplinkos ministerija ir projekto partneriai. Projekto pradžia – 2014 m. birželis, planuojama pabaiga – 2018 m. liepa.