Once you have found a good habitat one has to think about other life challenges, predators and rivals, to name a few. For a third year, the Polish aggregate producer Górażdże and OTOP\BirdLife Poland work together on a number of wetlands in Southern Poland to improve local populations of Black-headed and Mediterranean gulls and Common Terns. Tomasz Wilk reports from the field.
Mining sites of Górażdże company are important breeding places for many waterbirds. The group especially rich in endangered and conservation dependent taxa are those inhabiting islands.
In Górażdże mining sites at least 3 species threatened at the EU level are breeding on islands, i.e. Common Tern, Little Tern, Mediterranean Gull together with some other important species like Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Little Ringed Plover. But the accessibility of islands for birds is often restricted, because of limited number of islands or their unfavorable structure, caused for example by overgrowing vegetation. Continue reading
Building materials company Hanson and RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) work together to create a large wetland reserve a few kilometers from bustling Cambridge. A heaven for bitterns and other rare wildlife is shaping up amidst intensive farmland, thanks to creative restoration work following extraction of gravel.