Caring for Birds: help for little owls

Owls are probably the most mysterious and mystical birds. Nocturnal way of life, sharp look, silent flight, frightening voice – all this never ceases to impress the human imagination.

In many fairy tales and legends, owls act as advisors, messengers, and carriers of great knowledge. Out of all the variety of owls in Transcarpathia, little owls are more often observed. These owls don’t avoid people and are active in the evening twilight and at dawn. They often hunt during the day.

The families of these amazing owls break up in autumn, and young owls travel in search of new nesting territories. In the evenings on the territory of the volunteer center, you can hear the voice of the little owl. Apparently, the young owl is trying to find a safe place for the nest.

This encouraged volunteers to hold a workshop on September 9, “Making a nesting for the little owl.” During the workshop, they made a nest pipe that prevents the marten from entering the nest (the presence of 2 entrance holes located on different sides of the walls).

The owls of Transcarpathia and the methods of research and protection of little owls were introduced to the attendees.

The event was held by an IERS expert with the participation of children of IDPs as part of the cooperation of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies- IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband NABU International ), project coordinator Ivan TymofeievNataliya Kulya (IERS).

Informational Service of IERS

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