1 million raptors within 7 weeks!

After 7 weeks of counting in autumn 2015 we reached again the season total of 1 million raptors! Steppe Buzzard migration finally kicked off and we counted over 120 000 birds during 3rd, 4th and 5th of October.

We have also witnessed outstanding eagle migration during the second half of the season. During the best days we counted over 700 eagles and now we have already reached a total of 6600 eagles, including high and really nice plumage variation of Greater Spotted, Steppe and Imperial Eagles.

Steppe Eagle juvenile (c) Jasper WehrmannSteppe Eagle adult (c) Aki AintilaStation 2 (c) Johannes Jansen

 

 

 

 

We are still expecting to see good eagle migration towards the end of the count. Count results are uploaded daily to
http://www.batumiraptorcount.org/research/monitoring/raptor-count-results


Regular posts with photos and sightings
https://www.facebook.com/batumiraptorcount

Help maintain the migration survey with a small donation
http://www.batumiraptorcount.org/your-support/donation/make-it-happen

Full season report 2015 comes soon! Watch out!