„Pétör”, the first satellite tagged Hungarian roller is almost back in Europe. The male roller started its spring migration at the end of March, taking short breaks in Tanzania, and Uganda, near lake Victoria. This is the first time we can observe the journey of a roller getting back to the Carpathian basin.
The first Hungarian tagged rollers have set off on their spring migration in order to return to their breeding stes. "Csele" will be heading for Kiskunhalas while "Pétör" is already en route towards Orosháza. These tagged birds provide a host of useful information on the migration about the rollers of the Carpathian Basin.
The Fishing, Hunting and Arms International Exhibition was organised the 23rd time this year. The event was held in Budapest between 18-21. February 2016, and BirdLife Hungary (MME) took part in it as an exhibitor. 270 exhibitors of 12 countries took part in creating the biggest FeHoVa exhibition ever. It’s huge success can be measured by the over 62 thousand visitors.
This month, we are introducing the Hevesi Plain SPA (HUBN10004), a project site of the Bükk National Park Directorate. This region partly belongs to Heves-, and partly to Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county. Its area is 49.000 ha. As a Special Protection Area (SPA), its most important natural asset is its bird fauna, including the roller among many other threatened and rare species.
Our two tagged birds, “Pétör” and “Csele” had crossed the Equator exactly a month ago, and have been flying south ever since, putting more and more miles behind them. Along their journey, they took a lengthy rest within the savannah belt of the northern hemisphere, but by now they have reached the savannahs of South Africa, just above the Kalahari.