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Monitoring of Birds of Ulcinj Saline

Thursday - 24 December, 2015

Natural History Museum 's ornithologists have been engaged to conduct regular monitoring of birds of Ulcinj saline within the conservation measures provided by National Park's Action Plan for 2015 and 2016. The goal of the monitoring is to determine the numbers and composition of breeding, wintering and migratory birds of the Saline in current conditions. After the disruption of salt production in 2013, the circulation of water within this semi-natural habitat also stopped, which led to drastic changes in bird population. Results of ornithological research will contribute the optimization of Saline's operation in order to restore bird populations.  


Bird ringing is a traditional method for determining their numbers, diversity and movements. In Montenegro, bird ringing was until today performed within individual research projects and with use of different kinds of rings. During the campaign "Old phone, new life" of the mobile operator Telenor in 2010, Natural History Museum was granted the funds for purchase of first rings with authentic Montenegrin markings, as well as the initial amount of essential bird catching and ringing equipment (“mist nets"). Total of 7.000 ornithological rings 


Research of Žijovo massif

Monday - 23 February, 2015

Žijovo massif grasps the area of south-west Prokletije mountains, spreading between Cijevna River canyon in the west, the Little River canyon in the east, Ribnica River and Ćemovsko plain in the south, and valleys of Veruša River and Vučji stream in the north. During the last ice age,