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Photo exhibition “Terns – graceful shuttles” in Veisiejai

Photo exhibition “Terns – graceful shuttles” in Veisiejai

The mobile photo exhibition “Terns – graceful shuttles” continues its tour through the protected territories of the countrie. It is currently exhibited in the visitors’ center of Veisiejai Regional Park in Veisiejai. We invite everyone who is interested in nature to visit the exhibition in Veisiejai and to learn more about the terns living in our region.

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Meeting in Rieškutėnai

Meeting in Rieškutėnai

The Lithuanian Ornithological Society organised a meeting and discussion “The future prospects of the conservation of the terns. The necessary conservation actions in the areas important for their protection in the Eastern Aukštaitija” on 25 August in Rieškutėnai Craft Center.

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Sucsesfull breeding of terns in the Nemunas Loops Regional Park

Sucsesfull breeding of terns in the Nemunas Loops Regional Park

One of the aims of the LIFE TERNS project is to restore breeding habitats of the Little and Common tern that degrade due to the overgrowing by gasses and bushes and to ensure long-term conservation of the species. Only sandy or low-grass habitats of the water bodies are suitable for the breeding of the Common and Little Terns.

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CINEA representative visited project‘s sites

CINEA representative visited project‘s sites

7th -28th June 2022, the CINEA representative Ms Maria Jose Aramburu visited Lithuania. Together with the monitoring group expert Ms Viktorija Maceikaite she evaluated the progress achieved so far. She was interested in what challenges are encountered during the implementation of the LIFE projects.

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Pontoon rafts in the Lake Sartai attract birds

Pontoon rafts in the Lake Sartai attract birds

Good news from the Lake Sartai! The pontoon rafts, that were not so popular during the firsts projects years are finally appreciated by terns – the first pairs have been noticed by the staff of the Regional Park administration. The feeding conditions in the Eastern part of Lithuania are favourable, however this part of country lacks suitable breeding grounds. It is expected that terns will choose artificial islands. The exact location of the rafts have been selected by the Regional park employees.

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Spring is coming

Spring is coming

The island of Nemunas river near Lipliūnai settlement are full of life. The areas, which were flooded for several months, are open now and waiting for terns to return. Lithuanian ornithological society has implemented major management action in 2020 when the channel between the island and mainland was deepened. It seems that it was very smart decision, as the island became unreachable for predators, such as foxes or racoon dogs and already welcomes numerous bird species – mallards, Common mergansers, Eurasian teals, Common goldeneyes, Eurasian wigeons, Great egrets and others.  

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