The World Day of Migratory Birds (WMBD, May 14, 2022) is closely related to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. Its importance in Poland is significant, because it is here that air routes connecting 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Africa) intersect. Therefore, we will focus on specific bird species belonging to the FBI index. Among them there are also birds that recently came to us, and we found them at KSM Ruda.
The key birds of our project are: lapwing and hoopoe. These birds are the umbrella species and their protection helps other species. The greatest accumulation of lapwings was recorded on March 18, 2022. Now 6 of them have formed pairs. In the case of hoopoe, the situation is more complicated, because their migration from wintering grounds is still takes. That is why we installed type B and D booths for him.
We are extremely pleased with the presence of white storks and cranes. The former have rebuilt the nest and are in the process of breeding. The second species arrives at the project sites to search for food. On the other hand, the following populations are very numerous: goldfinches, yellowhammers and skylarks, which feel great in the agricultural areas around our ponds. The red gander is a sensation. According to our information, the male we observed was the first in Poland this year. Almost every time we could observe pheasants. Partridges, so far we have only heard in the distance. We hope to be able to watch them soon.