Information needed for Buzzard Study in South Africa

20. May 2010

Dorine Jansen, a researcher at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology is doing a new study on “Mystery Buzzards” that have been observed breeding in the Western Cape in South Africa.
For that study, Dorine is looking for information about the European Honey Buzzards and Long-legged Buzzards.

Here is the project proposal for that study:
abridged project proposal (pdf file).

Here is the homepage of Dorine where you can find her contact information including email. If you can help here in any way, please contact here:
Dorine Jansen website

Global Raptor Information Network (GRIN) – the world’s leading resource for raptors

27. November 2009

europeanraptors.org was inspired by the Global Raptor Information Network (GRIN). Like europeanraptors.org, GRIN has detailed information about raptors. But while this website only focuses on Europe, GRIN has detailed information about all diurnal raptors of the world, including such spectacular species like the Harpy Eagle or the African Crowned Eagle.
On GRIN, you can search by species or country and find the raptors you are interested in. GRIN has many links to other websites. Unique to GRIN is the possibility for raptor researchers and experts to sign up and create a home page on GRIN. This makes it easy for other researchers to find experts on a species.
And GRIN has a huge bibliography about raptors. At the moment (November 2009), it contains more than 41,000 records on diurnal raptors, and new records are being added daily.
If you like raptors, make sure to visit GRIN:
www.globalraptors.org

Upcoming book: The Eagle Watchers

11. September 2009
The Eagle Watchers

The Eagle Watchers

There will be a new book published in April 2010 about eagle conservation and research around the world. It is called “The Eagle Watchers” and is edited by Ruth Tingay and Todd Katzner.

In the book 29 biologists tell stories about 24 eagle species on 6 continents.
European species covered in the book are:

  • Golden Eagle
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Lesser Spotted Eagle
  • Eastern Imperial Eagle
  • Spanish Imperial Eagle

Many other fascinating eagle species are covered including Martial Eagle, Harpy Eagle, African Crowned Eagle and many more.

More information about the book:
Publication Date: Apri 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8014-4873-7
Published by Cornel University Press
Publisher’s Website about the book

PDF Flyer
flyer_eagle_watchers.pdf

Table of contents:

PREFACE
Ruth Tingay & Todd Katzner

FOREWORD
Keith Bildstein & Jemima Parry-Jones

CHAPTER 1: EAGLE DIVERSITY, ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION
Todd Katzner & Ruth Tingay

CHAPTER 2: NEW GUINEA HARPY EAGLE
Mark Watson (New Guinea)
Martin Gilbert (New Guinea)

CHAPTER 3: GOLDEN EAGLE
Carol McIntyre (Alaska)
Jeff Watson (Scotland)

CHAPTER 4: LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE
Bernd Meyburg (Czechoslovakia & Germany)

CHAPTER 5: WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE
Penny Olsen (Australia)

CHAPTER 6: MADAGASCAR SERPENT EAGLE
Sarah Karpanty (Madagascar)

CHAPTER 7: BALD EAGLE
Al Harmata (USA)
Teryl Grubb (USA)

CHAPTER 8: VERREAUX’S EAGLE
Rob Davies (South Africa)

CHAPTER 9: EASTERN IMPERIAL EAGLE
Todd Katzner (Kazakhstan)

CHAPTER 10: STELLER’S SEA EAGLE
Keisuke Saito (Japan)

CHAPTER 11: SPANISH IMPERIAL EAGLE
Miguel Ferrer (Spain)

CHAPTER 12: MADAGASCAR FISH EAGLE
Ruth Tingay (Madagascar)

CHAPTER 13: AFRICAN CROWNED EAGLE
Susanne Shultz (Ivory Coast)

CHAPTER 14: GREY-HEADED FISH EAGLE
Malcolm Nicoll (Cambodia)

CHAPTER 15: WAHLBERG’S EAGLE
Rob Simmons (South Africa)

CHAPTER 16: SOLITARY EAGLE
Bill Clark (Mexico)

CHAPTER 17: JAVAN HAWK EAGLE
Vincent Nijman (Indonesia)

CHAPTER 18: AFRICAN FISH EAGLE
Munir Virani (Kenya)

CHAPTER 19: BATELEUR
Rick Watson (South Africa)

CHAPTER 20: HARPY EAGLE
Janeene Touchton (Panama)

CHAPTER 21: WHITE-BELLIED SEA EAGLE
Jason Wiersma (Tasmania)

CHAPTER 22: MARTIAL EAGLE
Andrew Jenkins (South Africa)

CHAPTER 23: WHITE-TAILED SEA EAGLE
Justin Grant (Scotland)
Bjorn Helander (Sweden)
John Love (Scotland)

CHAPTER 24: BLACK AND CHESTNUT EAGLE
Ursula Valdez (Peru)

CHAPTER 25: PHILIPPINE EAGLE
Hector Miranda (Philippines)

APPENDIX 1: CONSERVATION STATUS OF THE WORLD’S EAGLES
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