Nationalparks Austria NPA
Eintrag Nr. 37023
Final report from monitoring of birds of prey in NP Gesäuse 2018
Fachbereich Naturschutz und Naturraum
Kornan J., Dobrota M.
We have been doing monitoring of birds of prey in NP Gesause during 12.4. to 15.4.2017. This year the members of working team were: Martin Dobrota, Ján Kor&328;an, Peter Kubk, Metod Macek, Radovan Re&357;kovsk and Blaena Sedláková. Zoologist of NP Gesause Alexander Maringer and ranger Reinhard Thaller were also participated in monitoring as in previous years. 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. Weather was very good this year, during whole time it was warm and clear sky. In this year we controlled home range of 8 pairs of golden eagles, while we encountered adult birds at 7 of these sites. We did not encountered eagles within Admont territory, probably due to less time spend there for monitoring.We found occupied nests with incubating females in 2 cases in Johnsbach and in Radmer (out of NP). One pair did not start breeding or he was already after unsuccessful breeding (Langriessgraben), here we observed both adult birds flying together in their home range, but on their nest was built up and full of green branches. Pair of Hartelsgraben was not breeding, birds were seen during 2 days while long lasting flight both together in the area. In two cases (Hall and Tamischbach-new pair) we did not find occupied nest, but based on activity of adult birds we suppose that they can breed. We found new pair of golden eagles in area of St. Gallen (out of NP). Observation points, from which it is possible to see the nests, are located in WGS 84 system of coordinates. It is possible to see coordinates in EXIF datas of photographs. In attached CD you can find originals of photo documentation and GIS layers in shp format. At most of the nests, their coordinates are estimated from digital maps provided by NP Gesause. Some of the photos are with GPS coordinates which are transferred to kml format, which can be viewed in Google Earth.