Inventory of the nests of migratory birds in urban areas

The Croatian Society for Bird and Nature Protection is organizing the collection and archiving of data on the locations of nests and colonies of migratory birds in towns and villages all over Croatia. Participation in this action refers to the general public.

In recent years, CSBNP received most information from its members, other nature lovers, but also from the media regarding the law of strictly protected homeland species. The situation has deteriorated significantly, especially in urban areas. The nests are falling down, some even in times of breeding.

The causes for the destruction of nests are not completely unreasonable. Buildings must be renewed periodically, especially if they are damaged in any way, but this should be done in accordance with Laws of nature protection and in a sustainable manner.

In the near future, CSBNP could become actively involved in the prevention of bad practice in building. This requires the cooperation from the public that would support us greatly by informing us about:

- Buildings, where nests of migratory birds exist (the exact address is necessary!)

- The name of the species

This information should be sent to darkopod@gmail.com regardless of the species and degree of dilapidation of the building.

All information supplied will be placed on an interactive map that is located here: http://www.mapbuilder.net/users/HDZPP/85903.

CSBNP will keep an archive of all locations that will be available on the website: www.ptice.hr.

Moreover, information will be used for the timely training of potential investors for setting up legal measures of protection during nesting by the appropriate county public institutions for the protection of nature and early alerting inspector of nature protection in case of need.

This action is not limited in time! All persons or institutions (e.g. schools) that are involved in this activity will receive a thank you e-mail from CSBNP and be prepared for in any photo shop as a sign of gratitude!

All over Croatia
Start date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 00:00
End date: 
Friday, December 31, 2010 - 01:00
Website: 
http://http://www.ptice.hr/popisivanje_gnijezda_ptica_selica_u_urbanim_podrucjima.htm