Dear Crane Friends!
It is a pleasure to tell you that the cranes equipped with satellite transmitters in
Saaremaa crane Mati (caught 2016) made the first migration move, and has reached western
Well-known “Ahja 5“ who spent the summer at the isthmus of the Crimean peninsula also has started on migration and on October 1st moved
The other cranes from this summer, “Mustakurmu“ , “Loode“ and “Liiva“ have not started yet. With the present stand it seems that all cranes from Western Estonia are heading for
The cranes from East Estonia “Ivar“, “Uko“ and “Aivar“ are evidently on a course towards Hungary and from there on to North Africa, as well as “Hauka3“ from the Otepää area.
The cranes from south-eastern Estonia, “Mustakurmu“ and surely also “Ahja 5“ most likely will migrate along the East European migration pathway across Turkey and Israel to Ethiopia.
See the Bird Migration Map : LINK
At Põgari-Sassi in Matsalu the crane migration webcam continues to operate. It was moved slightly to catch more of the barnacle geese in camera view. Their autumn migration has also started: LINK