„Csele” in Zambia, „Pétör” in Angola

Csele és Pétör a déli féltekén

2015.12.04. 10:51

It’s been exactly 3 weeks since „Csele”, the satellite tagged roller from Kiskunhalas (Hungary) arrived at the Republic of Congo crossing the Equator and the rainforests. She arrived just in time for the rainy season and was welcomed by the wast savannas of the southern hemisphere. The migration strategy of our bird changed immediately as soon as she reached suitable feeding habitat. The non-stop long distance flight, covering thousands of kilometres above the rainforests gave place to a calm, steady movement interspersed with breaks to feed and rest. Over the last 3 weeks „Csele” has taken in another 1200 km, moving slowly southwards, reaching the catchment of the Zambezi river in Zambia. 


Szalakóta (Fotó:Oláh Zoltán).

2015.12.02.  10:55

The third project site we'd like to introuduce is the Bihar Special Protection Area. The SPA (HUHN10003) expands across an area of 73200.5 hectares, with a 86-131 metres elevation.

"Csele", the roller from Kiskunhalas (Hungary) has already reached Congo

Csele jeladóval felszerelve (Fotó: Kiss Tamás).

2015.11.16.  15:15

For the first time in history we know exactly what route the rollers take  to migrate to Africa from the Carpathian Basin. We’ve already suspected that rollers spend the winter south of the Sahara desert, possibly even south of the Equator, but the exact location of the wintering grounds, the routes, and the migration strategy were all unknown until now. Thanks to the advance of satellite tracking technology, and the work of the LIFE+ funded Consortium, we are now able to map the movements of two satellite tagged rollers. 

The first results on our satellite tagged rollers have been presented in Serbia

Ludasi Látogatóközpont (Fotó: Csibrány balázs).

2015.11.05. 16:00

The annual Roller Conservation Workshop, organised by the Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia and the “Riparia” Association of Naturalists of Subotica, was held between 17-18 October 2015. The workshop brings together over 30 conservationists involved in roller conservation work from all over Serbia to share the regional results of breeding success, and gives an opportunity to discuss the latest research. The ROLLERPOJECT team was also invited, so we took this opportunity to share our first results on the movements of our satellite tagged rollers. 

Kesznyéteni SPA

Kesznyéteni SPA

2015.10.28 14:25

Kesznyéten is one of the project sites of the roller conservation project within the territory of the Bükk National Park Directorate. The Landscape Protection Area became protected in 1990, and during the designation of the Natura 2000 network, it also became a Special Protection Area ( Kesznyéten SPA, code HUBN1005). 

The installation of the ROLLER LIFE+ information boards have been completed

ROLLERLIFE projekt táblák kihelyezése (Fotó: APMSM).

2015.10.16.  14:55

The Environment Protection Agency of Satu Mare County has successfully completed the E4 actions in the framework of the Conservation of the European roller in the Carpathian Basin project in September 2015.

The aim of the E4 actions was to produce, and install 30 information boards in 15 Special Protection Areas (SPA). The intention was to draw the attention of local communities and visitors to the Natura 2000 network and the importance of roller protection.

An important flight in scientific history – The first satellite tagged Hungarian rollers are already in Africa

Az első jeladós szalakóták vonulási térképe (Fotó: Tokody Béla).

2015.09.18.  15:07

The first two satellite tagged Hungarian rollers had set off on the 7th September 2015. towards their yet unknown African wintering grounds. They flew over 4000 kilometres within a week, and their incredible journey can be followed on the internet.