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Birding Challenge - the shortest Day of the Year 2010


The most interesting observations of this year’s challenge:

  • Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus (photo) in Liepaja – (M.Tirums, M.Strazds);
  • Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur in Liepaja – new wintering species record for Latvia (S.Berzina);
  • Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula near Valka town – (G.Grandans, G.Aizupiete)
  • Razorbill Alca torda and 2 Woodlarks Lullula arborea in Liepaja (K.Millers).

4 out of first 5 places took our guides!

The birding challenge „The shortest Day of the Year 2010” has finished. Up to minus 10C, less then seven hours daylight in some places snowy – this was really challenging time for birding. This year only Latvian birdwatchers have participated however hope to see here other birders from Northern countries in the next years.


This year 81 wild bird species were observed (74 in 2009) and 93 species counting both years. The most common species observed were Great Tit Parus major, Jay Garrulus glandarius & Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula.

Kārlis Millers 53 Liepaja
Mārcis Tīrums
43 Liepāja, Saldus, Remte
Andris Klepers 42 North Vidzeme
Valters Pranks 41 Riga, Daugava
Gaidis Grandāns
30 Valka, Ērģeme, Valka county
Ainārs Mankus 26 Saldus, Skrunda, Nīkrāce
Edgars Laucis 25 Bauska, Bērzkalni, Iecava
Valdis Ādamsons 24 Tukums, Slocene
Margarita Baltā 19 Majori
Sandris Rabkevičs 18 Milzkalne
Aina Karavaičuka 17 Bērzaune, Madona county
Inga Sudāre 12 Sarkaņi, Madonas county
Dainis Jansons 10 Valka, Valkas nov.
Antra Stīpniece 9 Salaspils, Ogre
Anna Bērziņa 8 Jēkabpils


Source: http://birdinglv.blogspot.com/



2010.12.24 09:51

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