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Species action plan for Lesser spotted eagle in Latvia has been approved
17.02.2020
Species action plan for Lesser spotted eagle in Latvia has been approved
In January of this year Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development approved the species action plan for Lesser spottted eagle (Clanga pomarina) in Latvia. Unpdate of the plan was one of the most significant tasks of our project “Conservation arrangements for lesser spotted eagle in Latvia.
Webcam broadcasts 2019 from Lesser spotted eagle nests on air
02.04.2019
Webcam broadcasts 2019 from Lesser spotted eagle nests on air
Latvian Fund for Nature has started the 8th season of bird webcams, and for the second year it includes also two lesser spotted eagle cams.
Species action plan kick-off meeting planned for 14 March 2019
21.02.2019
Species action plan kick-off meeting planned for 14 March 2019
One of the project tasks is to update the national species action plan for lesser spotted eagle. Now the process of action plan development has started and the first meeting for discussion of the plan will be held on March 7, 2019

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What is the life of lesser spotted eagle like? What does it eat? How does it behave while nesting? Webcams are a tool that allows to follow the life of birds very closely. The obtained information can be useful for researchers in order to understand better the behaviour and habit of birds. 

Therefore we have installed two webcams at lesser spotted eagle nests in Latvia. The first broadcasting season was in 2018. 

One of the nests is situated in the western end of Zemgale. It was found in 2018.

The nest is built in a spruce at a height of 17 metres, on a stable three-pronged branch. In terms of location, it can be assessed as a typical Lesser Spotted Eagle's nest – about half of all Lesser Spotted Eagle's nests in Latvia are located in spruces, and a large part of them is built in the places, where the branches have formed several new tops at the trunk fracture. Judging by the size of the nest and the condition of the material, the nest is at least five years old.

In 2019, the nest delighted the audience with a harmonious nesting – a couple of eagles, Anna and Andris, raised one nestling, who grew calmly, in conditions of abundance of food and fledged successfully.

The other live Lesser Spotted Eagle's nest in Zemgale has been known since July 2017, when one young bird was found there. It is built in a birch at a height of about 20 metres. Judging by the material of the nest, it is at least five years old (the lower parts are already partially split).

The online camera system at this location was installed in the spring of 2018. Later, during the breeding season, a couple of Lesser Spotted Eagles stayed in the nest, but the breeding did not start. In 2019, breeding was started, the female laid one egg, but it did not hatch.

The operation of the live camera at the Lesser Spotted Eagle’s nest is provided by the Latvian Fund for Nature within the project "Ensuring the Protection of the Lesser Spotted Eagle in Latvia" (LIFE AQPOM), financially supported by the European Commission's LIFE+ program and co-financed by the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund.

In 2020 the broadcasting was resumed.

For land owners

How to recognize eagle?
3 main features
Medium sized, the wingspan around 150 cm
Medium sized, the wingspan around 150 cm
Long, broad wings with square tips
Long, broad wings with square tips
Brown feathers
Brown feathers
What to do?
Take a picture of the nest and its surroundings
Note the exact location and coordinates of the nest

Report a Lesser spotted eagle nest in your property

Location of nest – a detailed description with coordinates or a link to www.balticmaps.eu 

Report the nest  – www.dabasdati.lv 

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