Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013 by Suzy
Duncan Bolton, Curator of Birdworld in Farnham gave an extremely well-received talk about his upcoming involvement with the Great Bustard Project this evening at the Manor Hotel in Shrewton in Wiltshire. We would like to thank Duncan and colleague Mark for visiting and all who attended, making it a worthwhile and enjoyable evening.
Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 by Alex Stott
The Great Bustard Group will be on the One Show on BBC1 tomorrow at 7pm. Please tune in.
Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 by Alex Stott
The Asian Great Bustard project http://www.asiangreatbustard.org/ has launched a fund-raising initiative (http://www.rockethub.com/projects/10600-mongolian-myth-bustards) to cover the costs of field research, the final year of tuition for our team’s second master’s student, G. Natsag and radio transmitter time for Great Bustards which already have transmitters. They aim to raise $3,230 by the 17th of January next year. [...]
Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 by David Waters
On the 24th Sept the weather changed and we had heavy rain. The field tracks on which we drive quickly become impossible to drive on. The afternoon brightened up and the rain stopped. He big numbers of Buzzard species continued to be seen, feeding out on the recently ploughed fields. Mice, voles and hamsters all [...]
Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 by David Waters
Apologies for the lack of news of the Autumn Great Bustard Census in Saratov. I have been sending messages by Twitter but technology and I have our usual interface problem. I flew out to Moscow on Monday night and arrived at 4am on Tuesday. I Moscow I met with the Russian Woodcock Group – another [...]
Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 by David Waters
? Romania Takes Action to Avoid the Construction of Wind Turbines in Prime Great Bustard Habitat Until recently there had been plans for the con- struction of a wind farm within and around a Special Protection Area (SPA) and Natura 2000 site in the Salonta region, Bihor County, Romania, which pro- vides important wintering habitat [...]
Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by Alex Stott
Ahmad Barati, our Iranian correspondent, of the Iranian Bokan Environmental Office contacted the Great Bustard Group to let us know about a Great Bustard nest discovered by a local farmer in North West Iran. In the course of harvesting the nest was inadvertently damaged, but its occupants; two Great Bustard chicks were successfully rescued. The [...]