9821We encourage you to read the article by Łukasz Krajewski on the first travels of one of them.

In mid July the ornithologists from the Polish Society for Bird Protection, together with the employees of the Animals Rehabilitation Center in Grzędy put transmitters on two storks. The transmitter records the bird’s location on an ongoing basis through an in-built GPS receiver. The recorded coordinates are sent by the transmitter every once in a while using a GSM signal and recorded on a server. This way the data on the current location of the wired stork is obtained. We will learn whether the birds raised in the Center, without the care of adult storks, are able to cope with their freedom and whether they join other storks to fly with them to Africa in winter.

The first of 2 storks wearing the transmitters left the Grzędy Center last Saturday (05.08) late in the evening. The storks in Grzędy are staying in an aviary, from which they can fly out if they can fly. The bird was nurtured since it was a little nestling that fell out or was thrown out of a nest in Sztabin. The young stork spent the first night after leaving the Grzędy Center on the peatbog between the Grzędy forest complex and Czerwone Bagno. On Sunday and Monday, the bird traveled short distances in the meadows by the Jegrznia river near Wóźnawieś and Kuligi. And on Tuesday, it flew over 30 km in the south-west direction and stayed near the town of Sulewo in the Grajewo poviat (map attached). The other stork wearing the transmitter is still in the Center. We will keep you informed about the fates of our storks in subsequent news.

author: Łukasz Krajewski, Biebrza National Park