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Submission #9

Wed, 2012-12-26
Estonia
"Birds of prey" (subprogramme Biodiversity and landscape monitoring)
1994
2012
National
Estonia
Environmental Board
Governmental
30
Yes
Estonian Ornithological Society
  • Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)
  • Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
  • Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
  • Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
  • Eurasian Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium passerinum)
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
  • European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
  • Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
  • Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
  • Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus)
  • Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
  • Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  • Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
  • Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
  • Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)
  • Western Marsh-harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Yes
<20%
<20%
Yes
No
No
No
None
No
No
No
No
Yes
1994
2012
Yes
1994
2012
Yes
1994
2012
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Total count
Annually
Yes
Total count
Annually
Yes
Yes
Total count
Annually
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Annually
Yes
Estonian Environment Information Centre
No
Yes
Not annually but regularly
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
The results of monitoring are used for calculating the population size and for promoting the conservation of raptors in Estonia.
No
No
Yes
EOS Raptor Monitoring Workgroup
Yes
Haukalist
haugas@lists.eenet.ee
8
22
50-80%
8,000
Tuule, E.; Tuule, A.; Lõhmus, A. 2011. Fifty-year dynamics in a temperate raptor assemblage. Estonian Journal of Ecology, 60(2), 132 - 142.

Elts, J., Kuresoo, A., Leibak, E., Leito, A., Leivits, A., Lilleleht, V., Luigujõe, L., Mägi, E. et al. 2009. Status and numbers of Estonian birds, 2003–2008. Hirundo 22, 3–32.

Lõhmus, A. 1999. Monitoring raptors and owls, 1994-1998. Hirundo 12, 19-35.

Lõhmus, A. 2004. Monitoring raptors and owls in Estonia, 1999-2003: decline of the Goshawk and the Clockwork of vole-cycles. Hirundo 17, 3–18.

Tuule, E., Tuule, A. & Lõhmus, A. 2007. Nesting ecology of birds of prey and owls near Saue, 1959-2006. Hirundo 20, 14–6.
All raptor species are monitored annually on permanent study plots (the minimum size of a plot is 50 km2), which are located in different counties all over the country. There were 13 such plots in 2011, with a total area of 1345 km2. The number of species, the number of occupied territories and information about productivity are gathered from these plots.