Nationalparks Austria NPA
Eintrag Nr. 26186
Final report from monitoring of birds of prey in NP Gesäuse 2013
Fachbereich Naturschutz und Naturraum
Kornan, Jan; Dobrota, Martin
FBN GSZO 037
We have been runnig monitoring of birds of prey with focus on Golen eagles in National park Gesause during 11.4 14.4.2013. We have started with these monitorings in 2005 and year 2013 is already 9th year of this project. This year the members of working team were: Ján Kor328;an, Metod Macek, Radovan Re357;kovsk, Blaena Sedláková, Martin Dobrota, Peter Kubk, Peter Orel and Peter 268;olas.Main aim is monitoring of the population of Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in this area, confirming of presence of breeding pairs in their home range, approving the occupancy of known nests and looking for the new nests and breeding sites.During this year visit the weather was quite suitable for observation during most of our stay, except Friday afternoon, when there were continuous rain showers, low clouds and fog. Only slight problem was quite high snow cover, which made access to some areas more problematic. In this year we controlled totaly home range of 6 pairs, in all of them we encountered adult birds. We confirmed 4 occupied nests within these territories. Nests are located by GPS and its coordinates are saved in WGS 84 system.