The monitoring works within the Russian part of the species' range is being continued. Despite terrifying results so far (of 9 birds tagged since 2019 only 2 have remained alive) we still believe that the conservation efforts will bring benefits and improvement of the fate of these beautiful birds.
Especially when this year quite a treat was discovered near Moscow - a pair successfully raised two young ones. They were both tagged with Aquila loggers and named Gyek and Tschiuk, after the characters of a popular Russian children's book. The successfull breeding took place in the same nest, where Oduvanchik - one of the two "survivors" - was born in 2019.
Will the birds survive? Will Oduvanchik find his own nest and start his own family? Let us keep the finges crossed! The movements of Oduvanchik can be followed here.