Here are the latest news from Lista Bird Observatory
Bird Observatory spring report 2015 (01.07.2015) By Aïda López
This spring the numbers of caught birds in the standarized ringing campaign ended below normal average. The weather was especially cold and wet from the last week in April until late June. Especially insectivorous migratory birds (Warblers and Thrushes) were caught in low numbers, while especially Lesser Redpoll and Siskins drew the numbers up. Seabird migration was in general quite good, maybe with a little help of winds from western sector. Read more
Lista Bird Observatory – report May 2015 (09.06.2015) A total of 470 birds were ringed during the month; 419 in mist nets during the standardized protocol (138 birds less than in 2014) with 51 birds being recaptures and birds caught in spring traps. Read more
25th Anniversary LiBO 28-30th August (22.05.2015) On 28-30th August Lista Bird Observatory celebrates its 25th anniversary with feast and activities throughout the weekend! Read more
Lista Bird Observatory is taken over by Birdlife Norway (21.04.2015) After 25 years as an independent member organization, Lista Bird Observatory was from April 1st reorganized and the operation of the Observatory became a part of the Norwegian Ornithological Society (NOF), the Norwegian Birdlife partner. The Observatory will now be organized as a separate project in the main association and in some way a NOF national bird observatory. Read more
Tengmalm’s owl – Unpredictable at Lista? (07.04.2015) Last week we ringed three Tengmalm’s owls (Aegolius funereus) at Lista during the only night that the weather let us open the nets. At Jomfruland Bird Observatory there has been more owls than usual this spring, and they have already ringed 21 owls, most of them Tengmalm’s. Read more
LIBO and Jomfruland Annual repport 2013 (18.03.2015) A new report from Lista and Jomfruland bird observatories is published. The full report (in Norwegian) can be downloaded.
In 2013, especially birds that feed on invertebrates taken from the ground, like Lapwings and Woodcock, got serious problems in the early spring. A portion of the first Lapwings that arrived to Norway, nesting at Lista, died of cold / starvation.
It was unusually cold throughout Europe in this period and the first migratory birds that arrived was evidently in very poor condition. Read more
It’s a Redchat! (03.03.2015) The mystery bird at Lista B.O. – A real sensation!
Finally, after more than one year of suspense, we can certainly say that the “mystery bird” caught at Lista Bird Observatory on 18 September 2013 was a male hybrid, result of the breeding between a female Whinchat and a male Common Redstart. The first known hybrid from two different genera within the Muscicapidae family. Read more
Noen ganger kan det nytte! (14.01.2015) NVE valgte å si nei til konsesjonssøknaden om vindkraftverk på Siragrunnen den 13.januar. Dette var et vindkraftverk som kunne ha kommet rett i Lista Fuglestasjons nærområde. I prosessen har stasjonens materiale og kunnskap om fuglene som trekker gjennom området vært viktig, sammen med andre faktorer. Ved fuglestasjonen er vi svært fornøyd med at vårt materiale kommer til nytte i behandlingen av slike store og viktige saker. Read more
Jay - irruptive species of the autumn (15.09.2014) If you have been to the western part of the Lista peninsula in the recent weeks, you should have noticed that the Jay (Garrulus glandarius) occurs in large numbers. Flocks of different sizes are constantly trying to migrate from the lighthouse area, and the daily numbers of migrating birds as well as ringed birds are higher than ever before. Read more
Wagtail colour ringing (13.04.2014) Lista Bird Observatory participates this year in a national colour ringing project for wagtails. The project is run by Sunnmøre Ringing Group, and hopefully many ringers in Norway will take part in the effort. Read more
Blue tit movements over Lista (06.04.2014) Skye-blue hood, black mask and yellow-breasted, small and aggressive. Blue tit is a well-known bird for many, and bird ringers are well familiar with the strength that lies in a blue tit bill. After a day of ringing blue tits, fingers can be quite sore. A substantial movement of blue tits crosses Lista each autumn, and here we take a closer look at what characterizes this movement. Read more
Norwegian record for pied wagtails at Lista (21.03.2014) The first wagtails to show up every year is a welcomed sign that spring is coming, and some of the first individuals to arrive every year belong to the subspecies pied wagtail. Normally, only a few individuals are seen every year, but this year something out of the ordinary has happened.
NRK innslag om glente på Dagsrevyen 21 (13.03.2014) Våren er kommet for fullt til Lista, og det har også de første trekkfuglene med vipe og stær. Ikke uventet dukker også de første sjeldenhetene opp. Mandag 10.mars hadde Geir Birkeland gleden av å oppdage en glente. Så dukket NRK opp og laget innslag med Geir som fortalte villig om vårens første fugleeventyr. Read more
New report from Jomfruland and Lista (07.03.2014) Lista and Jomfruland bird observatories monitor migrating birds, both via mist netting and through direct migration counts. Both observatories have long time series with monitoring data, documenting population trends for numerous species. The observatories report from the monitoring programme to the Norwegian Environment Agency annually. Read more
Norways latest autumn record of Subalpine Warbler at Lista (29.10.2013) Friday 25th October was a busy day at Lista Bird Observatory. A good number of birds in the field was topped with a male Subalpine Warbler, first found in the field and later captured in the net. Read more