The second educational webinar, this time on the topic Research of forest owl species on the example of the Tengmalm’s owl (Aegolius funereus L.), was held on 31.05.2021. thus continuing the series of webinars being organized within the project “BEAR in Mind: Bringing environmental actions for the biodiversity protection across the borders”.
The lecturer at the webinar, ornithologist Draženko Rajković, who has been studying birds for twenty years, with a special focus on the Tengmalms’s owl, managed to bring this sympathetic and mysterious species closer to the participants through his presentation. Thus, nature lovers, members of the project team, representatives of protected area administrative units and civil society representatives had the opportunity to hear a detailed lecture on the biology and ecology of this owl species, recognizing its calls/songs and ways to determine presence for the purpose of monitoring, as well as some earlier research of the species in the region.
Tengmalms’s owl is a species that can be taken as indicative in terms of monitoring the effects of management measures and general condition in mixed and coniferous forests, which are its typical habitat, as well as one of the three main types of ecosystems prevalent in four project protected areas (NP Durmitor and Nature Park Piva in Montenegro, NP Sutjeska and Nature Park Blidinje in B&H). For this reason, it was chosen as the central topic of this webinar, and one of the 8 bird species for which a monitoring protocol was developed as part of this project.
You can watch the complete webinar at the following link: