sexta-feira, 27 de junho de 2014

Curso de Rapinas | Raptors intensive Course

No fim-de-semana passado realizou-se a VII edição do Curso Intensivo de Identificação, Biologia e Conservação de Aves de Rapina. O curso contou com a presença de 5 formadores de excelência no território da beira alta e interior: José Jambas, Ricardo Brandão (CERVAS), Carlos Pacheco, Jorge Amaral (ICNF) e João Quadrado.

Entre as incríveis paisagens do Côa, Águeda e Douro Internacional, avistámos mais de 20 espécies diferentes. As rapinas foram as mais observados, mas tivemos encontros engraçados com espécies como a Cegonha negra, corvo, pega-azul, picanço-barreteiro, melro, melro-azul, mergulhão, papa-figos, andorinhão-real e ainda escutámos o noitibó, num chamamento nocturno.

Das rapinas, salientam-se uma enorme quantidade de grifos e britangos, abutre-negro, águia de bonelli, águia-real, águia-cobreira, águia calçada, águia-d'asa-redonda, peneireiro comum, falcão-peregrino, milhafre real e milhafre preto e coruja do mato.

O curso foi bastante interessante, uma vez que tivemos oportunidade de aprender a identificação de muitas espécies em vôo e pousadas. Numa das actividades - censos de rupícolas - os participantes foram incentivados a descobrir ninhos de grifo e britango e aprender a identificar a idade dos indivíduos.

Para o ano teremos uma nova edição do curso, fiquem atentos.

Last weekend we had the VII edition of the Raptor Identification, Biology and Conservation Intensive Course. We had 5 trainers with us, that work in the region for a long time: José Jambas, Ricardo Brandão (CERVAS), Carlos Pacheco, Jorge Amaral (ICNF) e João Quadrado.

With the incredible landscapes of the Côa Valley, Águeda and Douro International, we saw more than 20 especies, like black-stork, raven, azure-winged magpie, woodchat shrike, blackbird, blue rock thrush, golden oriole, alpine swift and we also listened the european nightjar, on a night call for birds.

Among the raptors, are to mentioned the huge amount of griffon vultures and egyptian vulture, black vulture, Bonelli's eagle, golden-eagle, short-toed eagle, booted-eagle, common buzzard, common kestrel, peregrine falcon, red and black kites and tawny owl.

Identificar penas | Identifying feathers, by Eduardo Realinho
The course was very interesting as we had the chance to learn how to identify raptors flying and perched. On the monitoring birds of prey activity, the participants were asked to discover egyptian vulture and griffon vulture's nests and learn how to identify the age of those individuals.

Next year we will have another edition, keep tuned in.



Observando, Barragem Santa Maria de Aguiar

Hidden, by Bárbara Pais

Ribeira do Mosteiro, by Ricardo Nabais

Fotografando, by Ricardo Nabais

O grupo reunido, by Bus driver


Observando no Penedo Durão, by Ricardo Nabais
Cegonha-negra | Black-stork by José Monteiro

Grifo juvenil | Young griffon vulture by José Monteiro

Grifo | Griffon vulture, By José Monteiro

Britango | Egyptian vulture, by José Monteiro




Determinar idade de grifos | hw to determine the age of griffon vultures by Eduardo Realinho



quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2014

Faia Brava: azeite pela conservação da natureza | Faia Brava: olive oil for nature conservation

No dia 19 de Junho estivemos na conferência Azeites da Beira Alta e Interior, organizada pelo Munícipio de Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
O certame teve a representação do Instituto Piaget de Mirandela e da Cooperativa Oleícola de Escalhão, e contou com os convidades Celso Reboredo Madeira (CARM), Eng.º Sales Gomes (Raia Histórica), que participaram numa mesa redonda sobre valorização do azeite e o potencial do Concelho de Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.

No período da tarde, a Associação Transumância e Natureza esteve presente com uma apresentação sobre o azeite Faia Brava e o seu contributo para a conservação da natureza do Vale do Côa, apresentação de Bárbara Pais. O azeite Faia Brava, extra virgem biológico, é produzido com as azeitonas apanhadas na Reserva e a sua comercialização contribui para o Fundo de Aquisição de Propriedades, uma conta que nos permite continuar a expandir a Faia Brava e garantir a execução do nosso projecto de conservação.


O Arquivo de Memória, representado por Alexandra Lima, apresentou o património imaterial na temática do azeite, com uma recolha vídeo feita no lagar de Quintã de Pêro Martins. E no final do certame, os convidados participaram numa prova didáctica de azeite, que permitiu conhecer e classificar os azeites da região, segundo os parâmetros de qualidade actualmente definidos.

Espreitem a reportagem da LocalVisão sobre o certame. | Take a look on the reportage made by LocalVisão.



http://www.localvisao.tv/index.php/beira-interior/1861-ouro-das-beiras#fprrpopup-690128432


On June 19th, ATN was at a conference about Olive Oil from the Regions Beira Alta and Interior, organized by the Municipality of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.

The event gathered a representant of Instituto Piaget, the association of producers from Escalhão, Celso Reboredo Madeira, from CARM and Sales Gomes from the development association Raia Histórica.
During the afternoon, Bárbara Pais from ATN made a presentation about Faia Brava organic olive oil and its contribution for nature conservation at the Côa Valley. The Faia Brava olive oil is an extra virgin and organic product, made with olives picked at the Reserve. The profit from the sale of this product is gathered at the Property Acquisition Fund, an account that allows us to keep expanding the Reserve.

Azeite Faia Brava, apresentação ATN


Produtos Beira Alta

Prova didáctica dos Azeites da Beira



terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2014

Faia Brava Fest

O Faia Brava Fest 2014 foi um belo encontro de sócios na Reserva da Faia Brava. Este ano apostámos num leque de actividades muito diferentes, que permitiu aos sócios descobrir uma nova faceta da sua Reserva.

No âmbito da conservação tivemos a Associação portuguesa de Anilhadores de Aves, um censo de aves rupícolas e uma observação de aves necrófagas no campo de alimentação.

Também tivemos actividades recreativas: uma experiência única na Sabóia - concerto de taças de som e gongos ao pôr-do-sol, por Rui Duque, uma actividade de criação de barro e reboco num edifício na Sabóia, caminhadas e escalada em bloco.

Obrigado aos sócios que nos vieram visitar e esperamos contar com a vossa presença para o ano, na celebração dos 15 anos da ATN.
Faia Brava Fest 2014 was a lovely gathering of ATN's members at the Faia Brava Reserve. This year we had a wide range of activities, that allowed our members to discover a new face or their Reserve.

On the conservation area we had APAA (the Portuguese Bird Ringers Association), an activity of monitoring birds of prey and a wildlife show at the vulture feeder.

We had also relaxing activities: an unique experience at Sabóia (the camp site) with sound bowls and gongs at sunset, played by Rui Duque. We had a workshop about how to make a plaster wall with cob, bouldering and walks across the Reserve.

Thank you to all members that joined us, we hope to see you again next year, when ATN celebrates its 15 anniversary.












quarta-feira, 18 de junho de 2014

Coming Saturday: Faia Brava olive oil at a vineyard in the Netherlands

Coming weekend vineyard ‘Wageningse Berg’ in Wageningen, the Netherlands, will be open for the public to visit and discover. This festive event will be accompanied with a fair with all kinds of natural products. ATN’s Dutch team will be present on Saturday with our organic olive oil from the Faia Brava Reserve for you to taste. We offer the bottles for a temporary reduced prize of just 8 euros per bottle. From each bottle € 2,50 goes directly to our land acquisition fund from which we buy new land to expand the Faia Brava reserve.

Vineyards in the Netherlands

Vineyard ‘Wageningse Berg’ (translation = Wageningen Mountain) is the first Dutch vineyard that came with organic wine. Vineyards are maybe unexpected to occur in the Netherlands, however since in the Roman times wine was very normal and due to warmer climatic circumstances in those times, also many vineyards could be found in the Netherlands. However, a small ice occurred around 1600, and combined with a louses disease in the vine grapes, made an end to the production of wine. Around the 1970’s wine making in the Netherlands made a restart, especially in the South of the country. Currently, there are about 200 vineyards in the Netherlands.

ATN team the Netherlands
The Faia Brava Reserve receives many visitors from the Netherlands each year. Therefore, we have now a ATN team ‘the Netherlands’ that consists of two members: Henk Smit, secretary of the Board of ATN and Annemiek Leuvenink, who did her master thesis for ATN in 2014 and since then assists in communication and marketing activities for the reserve from the Netherlands. The team assists the Portuguese colleagues in different ways to help flourish the organisation by making strategic decisions (Henk in the board) and more practically by organizing trips from the Netherlands to the Reserve and selling the Faia Brava olive oil in the Netherlands. Currently, it is possible to buy the olive oil at twenty locations in the Netherlands, due to our cooperation with the Taurus Foundation.

Vineyard Open Day in Wageningen
More information about the event on Saturday at the vineyard can be found on this website: http://www.wijngaardwageningseberg.nl/agenda.htm
Time: 11.00 – 16.00 h
Location: for the exact location click here or search on google maps for 'biologische wijngaard Wageningse Berg'. 
Parking: park at the Scheidingslaan in Wageningen (across the old football stadium). From here it is only 400 meters walking to the vineyard. By bike the vineyard is easily reachable via the sandy road (bospaadje) across Geertjes 55.

If you are in the Netherlands and you are not able to visit us Saturday, then you can order the olive oil via our Dutch partner Wildrundvlees here if you want.

We are hoping to see you Saturday in Wageningen!

Henk and Annemiek


segunda-feira, 16 de junho de 2014

Neste fim-de-semana: Curso intensivo de Rapinas | Raptors Intensive Course

A Associação Transumância e Natureza, em parceria com a SPEA, o CERVAS, o ICNF - Parque Natural do Douro Internacional - e o Município de Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo organizam a VII Edição do Curso de Identificação, Biologia e Conservação de Aves de Rapina, nos

O curso intensivo conta com a presença dos formadores Carlos Pacheco, Jorge Amaral, Ricardo Brandão e José Jambas e o programa inclui uma visita à Reserva da Faia Brava, um módulo teórico intensivo, dois dias de observações no campo, ao longo do PNDI e actividades de chamamento de rapinas nocturnas.

O curso inclui 1 refeição,  seguro, material teórico, transporte nas saídas de campo e binóculos.
Há possibilidade dos participantes ficarem alojados num espaço cedido pela Câmara Municipal, sendo necessário cada participante trazer o seu saco-cama e colchonete.

O preço é de 125€ por pessoa, mas os sócios da ATN e da SPEA pagam apenas 95€. Clique nos links para saber como se tornar sócio da ATN ou da SPEA.

As vagas são limitadas, e pode fazer a sua inscrição para o email geral@atnatureza.org. Para mais informações contacte a ATN para o 271 311 202 ou 914 678 375.

Programa completo:



1º Dia – 20 Junho (6ª feira)
10h-14h - Visita à Reserva da Faia Brava (opcional) Ponto de Encontro: Algodres
Almoço livre na Reserva
14h30Encontro em FCR e recepção de participantes
15h00-18h30 - MÓDULO TEÓRICO I Introdução à identificação de aves de rapina
15h00-16h00 Técnicas de Observação e Identificação de Aves de Rapina (formador: José Jambas)
16h00-17h00 Casos práticos de Identificação de Aves de Rapina do PNDI (formador: Jorge Amaral)
17h00 – 17h30 Coffee break
17h30-18h30 Variações na Plumagem e Determinação de Idade em Aves de Rapina (formador: Carlos Pacheco)
Tempo livre
20h00  21h30 Jantar oferecido pela organização
21h30 – 22h MÓDULO TEÓRICO II Estudos de investigação sobre aves de rapina
Alimentadores de abutres e a conservação do Britango (Eduardo Realinho)
22h – 23h30 Rapinas nocturnas
Actividade de chamamento (formador: Carlos Pacheco)
Dormida em Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
2º dia – 21 de Junho (sábado)
09h00 – 13h00 MÓDULO PRÁTICO I Aves de Rapinas de zonas agro-florestais
                Caminhada e percurso em autocarro Vilar Torpim-Vermiosa
                Barragem de Sta Maria de Aguiar
13:00 – 14:30 Almoço no Santo André
14h30 – 17h30 MÓDULO PRÁTICO II Introdução ao estudo e monitorização de aves rupícolas
                Censo de Grifos nidificantes, Parque Natural do Douro Internacional (Santo André, rio Águeda)
Prática de identificação de colónias, ninhos e determinação de idades de adultos e juvenis (formadores: José Jambas, João Quadrado, Ricardo Brandão, Carlos Pacheco, Jorge Amaral)
17h30 – 18h30 Transporte até Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Tempo livre
20h00 – 22h30 Jantar e MÓDULO TEÓRICO III Ameaças e soluções na conservação das aves de rapina Linhas eléctricas
Abate Ilegal e Veneno (Ricardo Brandão, CERVAS)
Recursos tróficos (ATN e FNyH, projecto LIFE+)
3º dia – 22 de Junho (domingo)
9h30 – 17h30 MÓDULO PRÁTICO III Identificação de Aves de Rapina e Conservação de aves rupícolas do P.N. Douro Internacional e P.N. Arribes del Duero
(formadores: José Jambas, João Quadrado, Ricardo Brandão, Carlos Pacheco, Jorge Amaral)
9h30 – 13h00 Itinerário em autocarro com paragens em pontos-chave para observação de aves  (Alto da Sapinha e Penedo Durão)
13h00 – 14h00 Pausa livre para almoço (picnic no Penedo Durão)
14h00 – 15h00 Transporte até Puerto de la Molinera (Lumbrales)
15h00 – 17h00 continuação de observação e identificação de rapinas
17h00 – 18h15 Transporte até Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
O pagamento pode ser feito por transferência bancária para a conta:
Banco Espírito Santo
Nome: Transumância e Natureza - Associação
NIB: 0007 0000 0016 5433 1132 3
IBAN: PT50 0007 0000 0016 5433 1132 3
SWIFT/BIC: BESCPTPL

quarta-feira, 11 de junho de 2014

The winner of Travel Club - a Visit to Western Iberia

Early this spring we were the guests of the Faia Brava Reserve and of Campanários de Azaba Biological Reserve, Rewilding Europe’s two local partners in Western Iberia, right on the border between Spain and Portugal. Campanários de Azaba Biological Reserve, the two partners of Rewilding Europe in Western Iberia. Five fantastic days in the wilds.

Dehesa forests with Holm oak (Quercus ilex) and French lavender (Lavandula stoechas) in Campanarios de Azába Reserve
Dehesa forests with Holm oak (Quercus ilex) and French lavender (Lavandula stoechas) in Campanarios de Azába Reserve
Staffan Widstrand / Rewilding Europe

Faia Brava
There is no need to make a reservation when you travel by train from Porto to Pocinho in Portugal. It seems like very few are travelling there. Over the last decades most people moved out from this area near the border with Spain. As the train followed the Douro River, more and more people got off, so when we arrived in Pocinho, it was not difficult for Bárbara Pais to recognize this Dutch family with its luggage.

Bárbara is our guide on the first day in the Faia Brava Reserve. She explains why people left their properties around here. ”Since the 1960’s people abandoned this area, because they couldn’t make a living here anymore. For example: almonds from California were cheaper than those from Portugal. The villagers got other jobs and left for the cities.’’ As we drive through small villages, we only see elderly people in the streets. Most of them already long ago passed the age of sixty. Nevertheless there are newly built playgrounds for children, surprisingly. ”That’s because of the European subsidies,’’ Bárbara explains.

Since the people left farming and grazing lands, nature is now getting a second chance. Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) made Faia Brava into the first private protected area in Portugal. The organisation buys land from farmers who quit farming or from families whose ancestors abandoned their fields already long ago. That is not an easy job; the Faia Brava area alone had over a hundred different land owners that ATN have had to negotiate with.
More than 800 hectares of nature lies in front of us as we enter this part of the Faia Brava Reserve. Olive trees and cork oaks are the remainders of the agriculture period. Lavender and Spanish broom are the new pioneers. This area has a quite extreme climate. Nove meses de inverno, três meses de inferno. This is how the Portuguese call the big influence climate has on this area: nine months of winter (inverno), and three months of hell (inferno). We feel lucky to be visiting Faia Brava at the end of April, when nature here maybe is at its best. On our first day here we went for a walk. We even encountered a herd of wild-living Garrano horses with their new foals.

Ana Berliner, the owner and operator of Casa Cisterna Bed and Breakfast.
Ana Berliner, the owner and operator of Casa Cisterna Bed and Breakfast.
Staffan Widstrand / Rewilding Europe

Castelo Rodrigo is a small historical village here, where we spent a great night at “Casa da Cisterna”. Ana Berliner, the owner of this Bed & Breakfast surprises us with a really delicious meal in her cosy house. As Ana is a biologist herself, she also has a big library with a lot of nature guides. Up here it gets a bit chilly outdoors during the night and we have a clear view of the stars.
The following day we enter again the Faia Brava Reserve, now in a Land Rover Defender from ATN. It’s a bumpy trip along an old path with stone walls through the former farming fields. Villagers named it the Caminho de Formigas (the ant road), because people always used to carry stuff along this road when they left the village at sunrise or came back from the fields at sunset.

“The local people are not always happy to give up the lands of their ancestors,’’ João Quadrado tells us Project officer of ATN. ”A lot of emotions are involved. For example; it takes around 50-60 years before you can harvest cork from a cork oak. So if your father has planted a cork oak tree for your children, you don’t easily sell your land.’’ João is from around here, so he knows how that feels. ”A while ago I was on my grandmother’s land and I remembered how we used to pick olives together.’’
In the early morning the olive trees are crowded with birds and there is bird song all around us.

João provides us with binoculars and points out many colourful birds like bee-eaters, hoopoes and crested larks. Through the binoculars we also check out a vulture’s nest and we see the horses again. Along the valley, there is a string of white, round houses in traditional style. These used to be pigeon houses, that the farmers here built long ago, because they used the pigeon’s droppings to fertilize the land. ATN is working to preserve and restore them, as a traditional part of the landscape.

We notice lots of tracks from wild boar. They are numerous because there aren’t any large predators left in this area; the wolf was made extinct long ago. “But there’s hope for the future”, says João. “Wolves have been seen nearby recently, it is only a question of time until they are back.’’ When animals die in Faia Brava, the vultures take care of them. ATN also feeds the vultures with road kills and dead livestock animals, at a special feeding place where photographers and others who want to can watch the feeding vultures from inside a hide. ”In Portugal, we have two million hectares of abandoned land today’’, João tells us. ”We have decided to look at this also as an opportunity. We don’t have a detailed, specific end goal for nature in Faia Brava, it’s really rather the process of regeneration and rewilding. We would like a more natural number of trees and more of the original herbivore species and ATN is working on that’’.

After seven hours of wandering and wondering in the reserve, the road back to town is just as bumpy as it was this morning. Quintã de Pêro Martins is the village where we spend the second night. Sara and Miguel are the friendly hosts of this Bed & Breakfast, and they even lent us their dog Beckas for an evening walk around the village. This couple also knows al lot about the prehistoric rock engravings that have been found here in the Côa Valley.

Campanários de Azaba
Griffon vultures in Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve
Griffon vultures in Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve
Juan Carlos Muñoz Robredo / Rewilding Europe

On our third day, we leave Portugal to go to Campanários de Azaba in Spain. Diego Benito Peñil is our guide for the following two days. Diego works for Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, which also is the local partner of Rewilding Europe. He shows us an area called Riscos de Águeda and we immediately witness the striking difference with Portugal: this is a rolling area in stead of hilly and the fields are bigger and more open. Around here not the farming has dominated, but rather the livestock raising. “And the noble families in Spain used to own big territories,‘’ Diego completes. “But just as in Portugal, most of the young people moved to the cities, leaving an opportunity for nature”.

Surprisingly, the Spanish broom is still flowering here which it wasn’t anymore in Portugal. So there are white flowers everywhere around us as we walk into the fields to a steep river canyon. We eat tortillas de patata, while listening to singing corn buntings. After lunch, we hit the road again. As we travel higher, the forest changes from mainly oaks to pine trees. Diego points out a small group of Iberian ibex on a steep hill. Close to the top of the mountain, there is a large monastery and even more ibex, a mother with a few youngsters. Swallows, swifts and vultures dot the sky.
Diego then takes us to the Campanários de Azaba Reserve, where he lives with his family. After closing the fence, we immediately encounter a group of cows. That is special, because they have 500 hectares to wander around. His wife Ruth treats us to a great meal and an even greater view over the reserve. Around here it’s so quiet in the evening! Magnificent!

Next morning we get up early and prepare for four hours in a hide, waiting to see the vultures up close. Diego brings us to the feeding place and puts out a bunch of dead chickens right in front of the hut. Now we only have to sit and watch, until the vultures will come to have their dinner. First come the ravens, the black kites and the red kites. They seem to check that there is no danger and they are closely watched by the vultures, who are soaring around a bit higher up in the sky. We thought we would maybe see only a few vultures, but to our surprise almost fifty vultures attack the dead chickens after almost two hours of waiting. Both black vultures griffon vultures. They make a lot of noise and leave us speechless in the hide. And yes, they are really big and almost frighteningly close, but in a way also really beautiful.

As suddenly as they arrived, the vultures then quickly leave after finishing their lunch. When we leave our hide, we collect some huge vulture feathers in the killing field. The only thing left of the chickens are some white feathers. There are also some remains from previous vulture lunches on horses and sheep. It’s a bit weird walking in this vulture restaurant with bones lying around. You can smell death, but lavender as well.

 Retuertas horses living wild in the Campanarios de Azaba Reserve
Retuertas horses living wild in the Campanarios de Azaba Reserve
Staffan Widstrand / Rewilding Europe

After having to sit still for such a long while, we felt we needed some exercise. Diego takes us for a three hour walk through the reserve. He shows us a fox den where we hide a camera trap, which will take pictures when the foxes leave their home during the night. We also pass a hide with a chimney, especially built to watch wild boar from (so that they can’t feel your smell). Walking through the reserve is a really fantastic experience. The landscape is a genuine mosaic. You see new kinds of trees and flowers every five minutes. And there are lots of lizards. An ideal place also for the rare Retuertas horses, who live and roam here on their own.
On our final day there, we make a last short walk and then we leave Campanários de Azaba for Portugal. We really enjoyed this trip in Western Iberia. It’s a beautiful wilderness experience and we hope to come back here soon again!


Rianneke Mees
Rianneke Mees
visited Faia Brava and Campanarios with her husband Johan Mees, the winner of the Western Iberia trip in the December 2013 draw of the Travel Club of Rewilding Europe

Convite Dia Mundial de Combate à Desertificação - 17 junho


sexta-feira, 6 de junho de 2014

Faia Brava Fest - 13 a 15 de Junho (+EN version)

No dia do 14º Aniversário da Associação Transumância vimos convidar sócios e futuros sócios que queiram vir celebrar com uma actividade muito especial: o Faia Brava Fest, de 13 a 15 de Junho.

Neste fim-de-semana dedicado aos sócios da ATN vamos ter actividades como anilhagem de aves, observação do alimentador de abutres, monitorização da fauna, concerto de taças de som e gongos.
Cada sócio deve trazer o seu material de campismo, uma pequena contribuição para o jantar partilhado de 6ª, e 10€ de contributo para refeições + seguro + donativo para o Fundo de Aquisição de Propriedades.


Se já é sócio da ATN venha e traga um amigo, se ainda não é veja como se pode tornar aqui.
Para mais informações: geral@atnatureza.org | 271 311 202.

Programa:

Dia 13 Junho, 6ª

A partir das 17h - recepção dos participantes no Largo da Igreja de Algodres, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
19h30 Concerto Taças de som e Gongos, com Rui Duque
20h30 Jantar partilhado
 
Dia 14 de Junho, Sábado
6h00 Sessão de anilhagem de aves com a APAA
10h30 Actividade de escalada em bloco
12h30 Almoço na Reserva da Faia Brava
14h30 Passeio pelo sobreiral: À sombra do sobreiro, conversa mediada por Pedro Prata sobre a estratégia e o futuro da ATN e Faia Brava
16h00 Workshop construção sustentável: Reboco de argila na Sabóia, por Ana Fonseca
18h00 Passeio até Algodres e visita ao Núcleo Museológico
19h30 Jantar no Escondidinho, tasquinha típica em Algodres (cada sócio deverá pagar o seu)
21h30 Convívio musical com Jorge Ribeiro, na Reserva da Faia Brava

Dia 15 de Junho, Domingo
6h00 Sessão de anilhagem de aves com a APAA
6h30 Observação Alimentador de abutres  - Sorteio: 4 sócios vão ter a oportunidade de ficar no interior do abrigo fotográfico, a 10 metros de distância do espectáculo natural
10h00 Monitorização de ninhos de aves rupícolas no pombal da Bicha com Eduardo Realinho
11h00 Inventário de borboletas (cada sócio deverá utilizar a sua máquina fotográfica), acompanhado por Eduardo Realinho
13h00 Almoço
15h00 Fim de actividade 

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 On our 14th anniversary, we invite our members and future members to come celebrate with us, in a special activity: Faia Brava Fest, between the 13th - 15th of June.

On this weekend dedicated to ATN's members, we will have activities like ringing birds, observation of the vulture feeder, fauna monitoring, concert of sound bowls and gongs.
Each member should bring is on camping material, a small contribution for friday's shared dinner, and 10€ as a support for meals + insurance + donation for the Property Acquisition Fund.

If you are already a member come and bring a friend, if not take a look on how to become.

13th of June, Friday
After 17h00 - participants reception at the Church's Square, Algodres, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
19h30 Concert: Sound Bowls and Gongs, with Rui Duque
20h30 Dinner: shared with all participants
 
14th of June, Saturday
6h00 Ringing Birds with APAA
10h30 Bouldering - for kids and adults
12h30 Lunch at the Faia Brava Reserve
14h30 Walk through the Corks trail: On the Cork tree Shade, talk mediated by Pedro Prata about ATN and Faia Brava's future and strategy
16h00 Workshop sustainable construction: Mud wall at Sabóia, by Ana Fonseca
18h00 Walk towards Algodres and visit at the Algodres Museum
19h30 Dinner at Escondidinho,typical cafe in Algodres (each member should pay his on meal)
21h30 Musical night with Jorge Ribeiro, at the Faia Brava Reserve

15th of June, Sunday
6h00 Ringing Birds with APAA
6h30 Vulture feeding - Draw: 4 members will have the chance to stay inside the photographers hide, 10 meters distant from the natural show
10h00 Monitoring birds of prey with Eduardo Realinho
11h00 Butterflies inventory (each member should use his own camera), with Eduardo Realinho
13h00 Lunch
15h00 End of Activity


terça-feira, 3 de junho de 2014

WORKSHOP DE INICIAÇÃO À OBSERVAÇÃO DE AVES SERRA DA MALCATA (SABUGAL) 7 e 8 de Junho 2014 Serra da Malcata

A grande diversidade paisagística da Reserva Natural da Malcata, a existência de diferentes ecossistemas, nomeadamente zonas ribeirinhas, bosques, albufeiras, zonas agrícolas, entre outras, levou a TRANSCUNDÂNIA e a ATN a organizar um Workshop de Iniciação à Observação de Aves, nos dias 7 e 8 de Junho.

Neste contexto, pretende-se ainda promover a reflexão sobre as potencialidades turísticas que os recursos ornitológicos representam, valorizam e promovem o património natural em benefício das comunidades, dos operadores económicos e da experiência proporcionada aos visitantes.

Esta formação de iniciação à observação de aves aborda temas como a identificação de grupos específicos de aves, comportamentos e biologia, e outros assuntos como a fotografia ou a ilustração de aves.

Este workshop compreende uma parte prática e uma parte teórica; esta última incide essencialmente em aplicar técnicas de detecção e observação de aves, quer visualmente quer através dos seus cantos e vocalizações.

Este workshop tem a duração de um dia e meio (cerca de 3 horas de parte teórica e cerca de 9 horas de parte prática).

Com o objetivo de obter um elevado nível de aprendizagem e de participação, o workshop é limitado a 20 participantes.




PROGRAMA
1º dia (7 Junho – Sábado):
14:00 - Recepção e parte teórica (Sabugal)
17:00 - Saída para a parte prática (ao longo do rio Côa, no Sabugal)
19:00 - Final

2º Dia (8 Junho - Domingo):
08:30 - Saída para a parte prática (Barragem do Sabugal, Praia Fluvial de Quadrazais)
12:30 - Almoço (Praia Fluvial de Quadrazais)
14:00 - Continuação da parte prática (Fóios, Nascente do Côa)
17:30 - Final da parte prática e regresso ao Sabugal


PREÇO:
20 Euros Sócios
35 euros Não sócios
Inclui
- Acompanhamento técnico permanente do formador/guia
- Manual de apoio
- Software para treino auditivo das vocalizações das aves
Checklist das espécies a observar
- Certificado de Participação
- Disponibilização de binóculos e guias de campo

- Seguro de acidentes pessoais por cada participante

Inscrição e informações: transcudania@gmail.com