SEEN - SE European Bird Migration Network
Operation Baltic 1994-2006. Activity report.

Anna Augustyn
Bird Migration Research Station, University of Gdańsk, Przebendowo, 84-210 Choczewo, Poland

The field work was carried out at Bukowo-Kopań (54°21?N,16°21?E) and Hel stations (54°46?N, 18°28?E) in spring, and Bukowo-Kopań and Mierzeja Wiślana stations (54°21?N, 19°19?E) in autumn. The Operation Baltic programme has started in 1961, nowadays is conducted by Bird Migration Research Station, University of Gdańsk. In total 407 752 birds of 177 species were ringed. The highest number: more than 21 000 individuals, was caught at Bukowo-Kopań station during autumn migration in 2005. The highest number of species (101) was caught also at Bukowo-Kopań station during autumn migration but in 2002. The dominant species were: the Robin Erithacus rubecula, Goldcrest Regulus regulus, Great Tit Parus major, Blue Tit Parus caeruleus, Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus and Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus. Among the trapped birds 2 667 were controls, this number included 1105 birds with foreign rings, mainly from Lithuania (437) and Russia (288). The most numerous were the Blue Tit (320), Great Tit (310) and Long-tailed Tit (185). Among the trapped birds, several rarities were caught, these included: the White?s Thrush Zoothera dauma, Darkthroated Thrush Turdus ruficollis, Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus, Redeyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus, Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala, Yellowbrowed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus, Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus, Pallas?s Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus and Radde?s Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi, Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla, Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum, Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta, Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus, Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni and Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola.

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