Birders News

Date: 24-08-2019

The first ever translocation of the Aquatic Warbler is successful!

Written by: Pavel Simeonov

Aquatic Warbler
Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) by P. Simeonov / Bed & Birding

On the very last days of April and on the first days of May, environmentalists noticed Aquatic Warblers that had been translocated from Belarus to Lithuania last year, at the Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve, where they had been released. Several returned birds have been observed, including at least three rare singers with special green plastic rings, which were put on during last year‘s translocation. This means that the first ever translocation of long-distance migrants is a success and the hope to restore the population of Zuvintas little by little becomes a reality.

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