Ornithology camp Rovozna 2012

  • 07.05.2012.

NGO BIOM is proud to announce Rovozna Ornithology Camp 2012 in cooperation with Public Institution Nature Park Ucka. We are ringing birds for the seventh year in a row using same, constant methodology.

Site: Nature Park Ucka, Istria, Croatia
Camp location: 45°12′ N, 14°13′ E, Google Earth file
Dates: 20th August – 7th October 2012
Nearest village: Sveta Jelena, Moscenicka draga

The parking place is 400 m from the camp. Accommodation is in a big military tent and in additional personal tents (if needed). Living conditions are also “military style” – there is no tap water (fresh water is brought in containers and we expect a sustainable use of it), the forest nearby is used as a “toilet” (we will provide a shovel) and there is no electricity at the camp site (the nearest electric plug is in a traditional restaurant, 45 minutes to an hour of foot distance, 20 minutes by car). We cook on a camp fire or on a big gas stove. The participants are asked to bring their own food or to participate in the budget with 5 € daily.

Number of mist-nets: 14, each 12 m long and 3 m high; 168 m length in total
We don’t use any lures like feeders or tape lures. Mist-nets are in use from early down until 11:00 a.m. and from 16:00 until late dusk. In the morning they are spread before daylight, and in the evening they are in use until full dark. During the day break it is possible to go on the beach (40 minutes by car) and/or in the market.

Number of birds caught per day: 30-200

Species ringed (in order of abundance):
Robin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Garden Warbler, Blackbird, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Icterine Warbler, Great Tit, Rock Bunting, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Crested Tit, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat…

Attractive species ringed:
Black Woodpecker, Crossbill, Nightjar, Yellow-browed Warbler, Scops Owl

If birding during the day break it is possible to see also:
Golden Eagle, Alpine Swift, Griffon Vulture, Rock Partridge, Pallid Swift, Subalpine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Blue Rock Thrush, Peregrine

If you’re interested to join us, please fill the form and send it to

Vedran Lucic, vedran.lucic@biom.hr, +385 95 9059948


Ivan Budinski, ivan.budinski@biom.hr, +385 95 8147787