Report of the month - September

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In september, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 3 520 birds of 53 species. This number is subdivided in 3 163 E, 338 W and 19 K. 8 birds foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month  is lower than the average amount of birds caught in september at the station. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2014.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. SYLATR Blackcap 1 612
2. ARCSCI Reed Warbler

744

3. ERIRUB Robin 199
4. PRUMOD Dunock 132
5. PARCAE Blue tit 81

Interesting birds captured:

  • 1 Acrocephalus paludicola
  • 1 Anthus pratensis
  • 3 Anthus trivialis
  • 1 Cortunix coturnix
  • 4 Loscustella luscinioides
  • 3 Luscinia svecica cyanecula
  • 1 Muscicapa striata
  • 4 Tyto alba

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Recent recoveries from Belgium

Thank you for providing the data Jules Diedrich!

Report of the month - August

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In august, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 4 249 birds of 56 species. This number is subdivided in 3 691 E, 528 W and 30 K. 14 bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month  is lower than the average amount of birds caught in august at the station. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2014.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. ACRSCI Reed Warbler 1 342
2. HIRRUS Barn Swallow

1 101

3. SYLATR Blackcap 379
4. ACRPAL Marsh Warbler 165
5. ACRSCH Sedge Warbler 80

Interesting birds captured:

  • 27 Delichon urbicum
  • 22 Luscinia svecica
  • 4 Acrocephalus arundinaceus
  • 4 Lanius collurio
  • 2 Gallingo gallinago
  • 2 Ixobrychus minutus
  • 2 Muscicapa striata
  • 1 Anthus trivialis
  • 1 Coturnix coturnix
  • 1 Hippolais icterina
  • 1 Hippolais polyglotta

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Report of the month - July

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In july, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 1711 birds of 52 species. This number is subdivided in 1092 E, 572 W and 47 K. 3 bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month  is lower than the average amount of birds caught in july at the station. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2014.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. ACRSCI Reed Warbler 255
2. ACRPAL Marsh Warbler

228

3. SYLATR Blackcap 147
4. PARCAE Blue Tit 74
5. PARMAJ Great Tit 68

Interesting birds captured:

  • 2 Hippolais polyglotta
  • 2 Falco tinnunculus
  • 1 Accipiter nisus
  • 1 Certhia fammiliaris
  • 1 Hippolais icterina
  • 1 Locustella luscinioides
  • 1 Luscinia svecica

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Report of the month - June

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In june, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 987 birds of 42 species. This number is subdivided in 539 E, 381 W and 67 K. None bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month  is lower than the average amount of birds caught in june at the station. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2014.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. PARMAJ Great Tit 81
2. SYLATR Blackcap 78
3. PARCAE Bluet Tit 73
4. ACROSCI Reed Warbler 61
5. PHYLCOL Chiff Chaff 60

Interesting birds captured:

  • 61 Coccothraustes coccothraustes
  • 9 (juvenile) Athene noctua
  • 9 (juvenile) Falco tinnunculus

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Biodiversitäts-Wochende in Feulen – ein Tag mit dem „Musée nationale de l’histoire naturelle“ (German)

Vorab ein großes Dankeschön an die Organisatoren des luxemburgischen Nationalmuseums für Naturgeschichte, die für eine sehr interessante und lehrreiche Veranstaltung gesorgt und uns die Teilnahme ermöglicht haben.

Abbildung 1: Route einschließlich eingetragener Beobachtungs Punkte
Abbildung 1: Route einschließlich eingetragener Beobachtungs Punkte

Begonnen wurde das Biodiversitätswochenende am Samstag, den 09.06.2018, um 9:00 Uhr mit einer Einführungsveranstaltung in Oberfeuelen. Nach Erläuterung der zu verwendenden Datenbank „iNaturalist“ konnten erste interessante Gespräche bei koffeinhaltiger Stärkung und Croissants - gestellt von den Organisatoren - zu Stande kommen. Schließlich machten sich Botaniker, Entomologen, Mykologen und viele weitere Fach-Experten auf den Weg, um Fauna und Flora der Gemeinde zu erfassen und diese einschließlich der Standort-Koordinaten in der „iNaturalist“ Datenbank zu registrieren.

 

Aus dem ornithologischen Bereich leisteten vier Helfer des Beringungs-Teams der „Schlammwiss“ in Uebersyren ihren Beitrag zur Datenerfassung. Gewählt wurde eine etwa 8,5 km lange Route, die verschiedene Wald-, Offenland- und urbane Flächen enthielt und somit ein breiteres Artenspektrum abdecken konnte.

 

Insgesamt wurden 49 verschiedene Arten identifiziert, die wie in Abbildung 1 zu sehen, 183 Beobachtungspunkte umfassen. In der Ortschaft war der Haussperling (Passer domesticus) mit Abstand am häufigsten anzutreffen, gefolgt von Rauchschwalben (Hirundo rustica). Darüber hinaus konnte ebenfalls ein Feldsperling (Passer montanus) entdeckt werden. Etwas außergewöhnlicher war der Fund eins Gebirgsstelzen-Pärchens (Motacilla cinerea).

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News about interesting recaptures

We received two interesting news about recaptured birds toady that were ringed in Luxembourg in 2015 and 2017. The information is provided by Jules D., our secretary of the Luxembourgian birdringing working group.

 

A Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) that was caught the 4. July 2017 at another birdringingstation in Schifflange, Luxembourg was recaptured 27 days later in Davod, South of Hungary on the border to Crotia and Serbia. The distance between both places is about 1049 km.

 

The second information is about a Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) that we ringed in 2015 at our station. The bird was found 124 days later in Tshitazu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Unfortunately, the bird was caught and killed. The distance is 6651km, a new record for the station and Luxembourg!

 

Species Ringed Date Recaptured Date Distance Info
Hirunda rustica Schlammwiss 19.09.2015 Tshitazu, Dem. Rep. Congo 20.01.2016 6651 km caught & killed
Acrocephalus palustris Schifflange 04.07.2017 Davod, Hungary 30.07.2017 1049 km  
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Report of the month - May

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In may, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 638 birds of 36 species. This number is subdivided in 484 E, 102 W and 52 K. None bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month  is higher than the average amount of birds caught in april at the station. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2014.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. PARMAJ Great Tit 215
2. ARCSCI Reed Warbler 80
3. PARCAE Bluet Tit 57
4. FICHYP Pied Flycatcher 40
5. ARCPAL Marsh Warbler 26

Interesting birds captured:

  • 1 Actitis hypoleucos
  • 1 Falco tinnunculus
  • 1 Lanius collurio
  • 3 Linaria cannabina
  • 3 Luscinia megarhynchos
  • 5 Phoenicurus ochruros
  • 1 Picus viridis

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Report of the month - April

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In april, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 759 birds of 41 species. This number is subdivided in 461 E, 209 W and 89 K. None bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month  is higher than the average amount of birds caught in april at the station. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2014.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. SYLATR Blackcap 125
2. COCCOC Hawfinch 94
3. CARCHL Greenfinch 44
4. EMBSCH Reed bunting 36
5. STUVUL Starling 32

Interesting birds captured:

  • 14 Anthus spinoletta
  • 1 Dendrocopus medius
  • 3 Dendrocopos major
  • 1 Picus viridis
  • 1 Acrocephalus arundinaceus
  • 4 Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
  • 1 Garrulus glandarius
  • 94 Coccothraustes coccothraustes

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Report of the month - March

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this mont