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This year’s, XVII competition for the best photograph on the topic “Birds in Action”, organized by the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation, under the auspices of the Photo Association of Serbia, was attended by 40 authors with 146 works.
As always, the best photo from the competition will be found on the prestigious poster of the Foundation. The company “Publikum” d.o.o. will, in memory of one of the founders of the Foundation for the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation, Predrag Bata Ristanović, print a poster of the winning photo as well as a calendar for 2022, which will make selected photos.
35 works from the competition will be shown at the exhibition from 10 to 17 December 2021 in the Cultural Center “Vlada Divljan, Mitropolita Petra Street No. 8 in Belgrade.
According to the jury composed of:
– Saša Preradović MF FSS.
– Milan Zivković MF FSS
– Aleksandar Milosavljević ULUS
– PhD Saša Marinković ornithologist
The winning photos from this year’s competition are:
Thank you all for participating, and congratulations to the award-winning authors!
From 29.07.2020. year, we follow a young female Short Toed-Eagle, OGNJENKA, who was hatched in the Vršac mountains.
After leaving the nest, Ognjenka spent some time in the area, and on 27.09.2020. embarked on an autumn migration and descended all the way to Sudan, covering a total of 6765 km in 28 days. She spent the winter in Sudan and Chad, and on 1.5.2021. headed north. As this is a young individual who still has no urge to return to the place where she hatched, she spent the spring and summer of this year in Turkey, and then returned to Chad, where she is now.
31.07.2021 another young Short-Toed Eagle is involved in the satellite telemetry program. It is a male named VID, who also hatched in the Vršac Mountains. The action was carried out by the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation in cooperation with the Nature Association “GEA” from Vrsac, and the manager of PIO “Vrsacke planine” and the Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”, an Institute of national importance for the Republic of Serbia at the University of Belgrade.
Vid started moving in 11 days earlier than in Ognjenka, on 18.09.2021.and he is now moving towards sub-Saharan Africa. He successfully flew over Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, crossed the Suez Canal and is now descending to the south, following the Nile.
As in previous years, the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation organized the Best Photography Competition: “The Birds in Action” under the auspices of the “Photo Association of Serbia”.
The best photographs from the previous competitions are on the posters and calendar of the Foundation, showing all the beauty of diversity and at the same time calling for the protection of endangered species in Serbia. Our goal is also to popularize the author’s photo inspired by birds, but also to point out the bad status of endangered species and natural habitats in Serbia.
Everybody can participate in it, regardless of residence and whether they are dealing with photography professionally or amateurly. According to the competition rules, one participant can send up to four (4) photographs. Only wild bird photos – recorded exclusively in nature, come into consideration. Photos from ZOOs or birds from captivity will be excluded. The photos can be black and white or in color or in digital form. The photo format is “JPG”, at least 1920 pixels in length on a longer page format, at a resolution of 300 dpi.
Each group of photos should also follow the information and “Application Form” about the author (name, surname, address, contact telephone and e-mail) and the work (name, where and when the photo was taken). The name of the photo and the serial number must be in accordance with the “Application form”, and by signing the Application, the author declares that all the photos are his. Application-Form 2021
With strict compliance with copyright law photos participating in the Competition, the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation will use to achieve their goals – the protection of endangered species, unless the author requires otherwise. The submission of photographs to third parties is possible only with the agreement with the author!
The deadline for the reception of this year’s works is November 1, 2021. After that the expert jury will review the works and choose the best photographs. It will notify interested parties about their final decision no later than November 10, 2021, through the Foundation website and Facebook page. The winners will be notified by e-mail about that, as well as awards.
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation will also organize an Exhibition of the best photographs from 10th to 17nd of December 2021, (Cultural Center “Vlado DIvljan”, st. Mitropolita Petra br. 8, Belgrade)and we will let you know about the place and time later. The Exhibition will be accompanied by a Catalog of selected works on the 18th calendar of the Foundation for 2021, which will include catalog data and will be delivered to photo authors either at the exhibition itself or by the end of 2020. The exhibition will also include the promotion of posters with award-winning photography from the competition.
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation
Address: Bulevar Despota Stefana 142, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
or on E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vuk Popić, Secretary
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation
Bulevar Despota Stefana 142
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone. +322.214.171.124.52 and mob. +381.66.413.574
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation and the Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” in cooperation with “Rezervat Uvac” and the Special Nature Reserve “Trešnjica River Gorge” marked the Interntional awareneww Dayon September 4 and 5, 2021. by releasing 5 Griffon Vultures into the wild who have recovered in the shelter.
4 griffon vultures were released in the Uvac reserve, while one griffon vulture was released in the Klisura river Trešnjica reserve.
This event was magnified by the presence of members of the Foundation and friends of the protection of the griffon vulture.
Release of vultures, 4.9.2021, Uvac
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation in cooperation with “Special Nature Reserve Uvac”, Tourist Organization of Zlatar and the Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic” from Belgrade this year marks the International Vulture Awareness Day September 4th and 5th in Uvac Reserve.
– Departure is from Belgrade, on Saturday, September 4, 2021. at 6 am, from the parking lot near Branko’s bridge (on the right side of the bridge).
– Arrival to the Uvac Reserve is around 11 am, when it is planned to return to nature the Griffon Vultures, who spent some time in the Shelter of the Uvac Reserve, after being found exhausted and which the guards of the Reserve recovered.
– From 2PM, a tour of the colony of vultures on Uvac will follow, and a meal will be served on the catamaran itself.
– Bed and breakfast is in the Hotel “Panorama” in Zlatar.
– On Sunday 5.9.2021. a tour of the vulture’s colony in Radoinja is planned, followed by lunch and return to Belgrade.
– Arrival in Belgrade is planned until 11PM.
Seats are limited to 20.
The price of the entire trip is 6,000.00 RSD, and can be paid at the office of the headquarters of the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation, Bulevar Despota Stefana or to account 325-950090016839-20, OTP bank, with an indication “for the trip”.
The contact is Vuk Popić, 066 / 413-574
International Vulture Day was established in 2008 in New York to draw public attention to the importance of protecting the most endangered group of animals in the world, which has an irreplaceable role in nature. The day on which this event will be marked is determined every first Saturday in September.
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation has traditionally marked this event for 12 years, in cooperation with many organizations and in the presence of our members and friends. We organize various special events such as: international conferences, exhibitions, lectures, the release of vultures into the wild, a visit to the colonies of Griffon Vultures …
This year’s marking of griffon vulture cubs in the Uvac Special Nature Reserve has been completed.
Two marking teams of the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation in cooperation with the Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”, “Reserve Uvac”, Academic Speleological and Alpinist Club (ASAK) and Speleological Club “Ponir” marked 16 young on the nest. On that occasion, satellite transmitters were installed on three units.
On the 1.5.2021. the Ognjenka female Short-Toed Eagle, who is in the program of our satellite telemetry has started the spring migration. She left Chad, flew to Sudan and Egypt. In 5 days, she flew to the Nile River and we assume that will continue to move along the river to the north.
Since this is a young bird that is still sexually immature and does not have a strong urge to return to the area where she hatched, we do not know what decisions she will make next. We continue to follow her on her uncertain path.
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