The excitement of ‘Stork Migration’ started in Eskikaraağaç Village, a member of ‘European Stork Villages Association’



The excitement of 'Stork Migration' started in Eskikaraağaç Village, a member of 'European Stork Villages Association'

In Bursa, every year thousands of migratory birds to the hosts, Turkey’s European Union member stork villages in one village, the village Eskikaraağaç Karacabey ‘migration’ is experiencing the excitement. The nature photographer Alper Tuydes, who said that the stork migration will begin as of February, said, “I am excited. My telescope, binoculars, my camera are with me. I am waiting for the migration to begin.”

Every year, migratory birds set off from the African continent to the northern countries in spring, raise their babies in northern countries during the summer and begin their return journey in autumn. On the way back Turkey’s European Union member Eskikaraağaç Stork Villages is the only village in the Karacabey villages, primarily doing is home to thousands of migratory birds from hundreds of species, including storks.
With the arrival of February, the excitement of the people living in Eskikaraağaç village, nature photographers and bird watchers started. At the end of February to come to Turkey in August, the view to migrating storks and other bird species in the southern end of the country nature photographer Alper Tüydeş, said that this year the migration of excitement begin.
bird ringing stations are to determine the route of migration of storks explaining that each year the birds’ feet to the code number eyelets Tüydeş, “stork villages of the member, the first and only village Eskikaraağaç village in Turkey. nature on the shores of Lake Uluabat, nature, history and cultural Uluabat Lake is an important point for bird migration. A place whose air is used abundantly by species such as waterfowl and raptors, starting from storks, and staying on the migration route of birds. they will begin to breed in Turkey a part of the migration journey through Turkey, Poland Taking up a portion of the wetlands in there that will perform in wet pasture fed and reproductive activities, “he said.
“Scientists wear a ring with a code number on the feet of tens of thousands of birds around the world, and each bird has a unique code number. It is like looking for a needle in a haystack. , the information obtained here is very important.
It is very important to send the code number on the ringed bird’s foot to that country. Because it’s hard work. A work that takes years to recycle. Normally, it is possible for a birdwatcher to hit 1 or 2 birds a year, or 3 if very lucky. Last year, I conducted a study that especially took ringed storks into consideration. During the spring migration, I gave feedback to that country by reading the ring on the feet of about 25 different birds. I think it is a record for Turkey. It is an important factor that the region I live in is the route of migratory birds. Among the species I observed, I came across rings worn by ringing stations in different countries such as Poland, Germany, Serbia, Czechia, Croatia, Hungary, Greece and Israel. Last year I even photographed two ringed storks from Greece. After giving feedback on the code numbers, friends from the bird ringing center in Greece thanked them. They also riveted this by naming the first stork ringed in 2020 by the name Alper. I like this very much “
Tüydeş expressed excitement he felt at the start of the migration as a nature photographer, “began to stir in us as of February. We also have winter rest storks. The first convoy as of the end of February will begin to be seen in Turkey. Although we in the month Current winter the storks began the excitement of the migration journey We, as bird watchers and bird photographers, experience the same excitement with them.
March, April, May will be the most productive and busy periods. As the birds will reach their new place in June, breeding activity will begin. As of August, the return to the south will begin. I am excited. My telescope, binoculars and camera are with me. Last year I even photographed two ringed storks from Greece. After giving feedback on the code numbers, friends from the bird ringing center in Greece sent a Turkish thank you message. They also riveted this by naming the first stork ringed in 2020 by the name Alper. He said, “I liked it very much.”


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